All-party delegation in Kashmir today, Mehbooba asks separatists to join talks
At least 28 parliamentarians and senior government officials will be part of the delegation that will be in the state for two days.
Srinagar: An all-party delegation led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be in Kashmir on Sunday to hold talks with representatives of all political parties and other stakeholders to ensure return of normalcy to the valley.
At least 28 parliamentarians and senior government officials will be part of the delegation that will be in the state for two days. The delegation will also meet Governor and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge as well as opposition leaders like Asaduddin Owaisi of AIMIM are likely to be part of the delegation.
Kashmir has been under curfew following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has called for engaging all sections of the society, including Hurriyat Conference, in a credible and meaningful political dialogue for resolution of the problems in the Valley.
The Chief Minister said it is perhaps for the first time that the Kashmir issue has been, during the past two months, discussed in so many forums and at so many levels including Parliament and at all-party meetings where judicious views were put across by all shades of the country's political opinion on how to end the stalemate.
The need of the hour is to build on this larger political consensus within the country and initiate tangible measures to address the issue, she said.