Jammu and Kashmir Opposition leaders meet Rahul Gandhi, discuss situation in the Valley

A delegation of opposition parties from Jammu and Kashmir, led by National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, today met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

PTI August 21, 2016 20:31:27 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Opposition leaders meet Rahul Gandhi, discuss situation in the Valley

New Delhi: A delegation of opposition parties from Jammu and Kashmir, led by National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, on Sunday met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to discuss the situation in the Valley which has been witnessing violence for the over past 40 days.

Jammu and Kashmir Opposition leaders meet Rahul Gandhi discuss situation in the Valley

Rahul Gandhi. PTI

Congress is part of the opposition in the Jammu and Kashmir.

"Discussed the current political crisis in J and K with a delegation of opp(osition) leaders from the state led by @abdullah_omar (Omar Abdullah)," the Congress leader tweeted after the meeting.

On Saturday, the delegation had met President Pranab Mukherjee requesting him to urge upon the central government to find a solution to the present Kashmir crisis politically rather than administratively.

The delegation will tomorrow meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue.

CPM MLA Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who was part of the delegation, said the situation in the Valley should not be seen through the prism of law and order.

Gandhi also met senior Congress leaders from Gujarat on the issue of "rising atrocities against Dalits and minorities in Gujarat."

Earlier in the day, a delegation comprising PCC Chief Bharatsinh Solanki, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress President, Congress Legislative Party leader Shankar Sinh Vaghela and AICC General Secretary Madhusudan Mistry, had met President Mukherjee, requsting his intervention in the matter through the Governor.

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