Rajnath Singh may lead all-party delegation to Kashmir on 3 September

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to lead the all-party delegation which will visit Jammu and Kashmir on 3 September even as the state continues to be on edge.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh. AFP

Home Minister Rajnath Singh. AFP

As unrest in the Kashmir Valley continued for the 51st consecutive day on Sunday, the Home Minister reviewed the situation with top BJP and government functionaries.

Singh went into a huddle with BJP President Amit Shah, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh and discussed with them the modalities of the all-party delegation's visit.

Sources said the meeting discussed possible individuals and groups with whom the delegation may interact.

The government has sounded out different political parties to convey the names of their representatives who will be part of the delegation.

When asked about what transpired at the meeting, Jitendra Singh refused to elaborate, only telling reporters that "Rajnath Singh is a senior leader and we have come for 'Margdarshan' (guidance)".

The meeting came on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the Kashmir situation in his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on All India Radio and a day after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met him.

The Kashmir Valley has been gripped by unrest ever since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on 8 July.

The Prime Minister said in his 'Mann Ki Baat' address that any life lost in Kashmir, whether of any youth or any security personnel, is the country's loss.

"'Ekta' (unity) and 'Mamata' (affection) was the crux of all interactions I had recently on Kashmir situation," he said.

Modi said those pushing the youth towards stone pelting in Kashmir will some day have to answer them.

He also said that all political parties spoke in one voice on Kashmir, sending out a strong message to the world as well as the separatists.


Updated Date: Aug 28, 2016 21:12 PM

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