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New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who led an MPs' delegation to trouble-hit Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday discussed the issue with BJP president Amit Shah, after which it emerged that some "announcement" will be made on Wednesday after an all-party meeting.

File image of Union Minister Rajnath Singh. PTI

File image of Union Minister Rajnath Singh. PTI

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh and BJP general secretary Ram Madhav were also present in the hour-long meeting which also deliberated on the issues to be discussed at the meeting on Wednesday of the members of the delegation which visited Srinagar and Jammu on 4 and 5 September.

"After the all-party delegation's visit, we met on Tuesday and discussed future course of action in Jammu and Kashmir. Government will make announcement after Wednesday's meeting," Madhav told reporters after the meeting at the Home Minister's residence.

Asked whether the central government was planning some tough action against the Kashmiri separatists, Madhav said "all proposals will be put before all party delegation for discussions on Wednesday".

The cycle of violence continued in Kashmir Valley where so far 73 people lost their lives in clashes between stone pelters and security forces and life remained disrupted for 60th day due to separatist-sponsored strike. Unrest in Kashmir Valley started ever since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on 8 July.

Singh had described their visit as positive but he lashed out at the separatists for their refusal to meet some MPs. Unhappy at the stubborn refusal of Hurriyat leaders to meet some MPs who had literally knocked at their doors in Srinagar on Sunday, Singh had said that their conduct was against democracy, humanity or even 'Kashmiriyat' (Kashmiri ethos).

Singh led the delegation of 26 MPs from 20 parties which stayed overnight in Srinagar before stopping over in Jammu this afternoon. After spending a few hours in Jammu, it returned to Delhi.

First Published On : Sep 6, 2016 21:30 IST

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