J&K unrest: PM Modi to meet delegation of state Opposition parties led by Omar Abdullah on Monday

On August 20, the Opposition parties from Jammu and Kashmir had knocked at the doors of President Pranab Mukherjee.

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2016, 18:30 PM IST
J&K unrest: PM Modi to meet delegation of state Opposition parties led by Omar Abdullah on Monday
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Delhi: As the unrest in the state continues, leaders of Opposition parties from Jammu and Kashmir will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

The delegation will be led by working president of National Conference and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah, as per media reports. 

On August 20, the Opposition parties from the state had knocked at the doors of President Pranab Mukherjee, requesting him to urge the Centre in finding a solution 'politically'.

The Opposition delegation while seeking the President's intervention had also submitted a memorandum and apprised him of the 'worsening' situation in the state.

Omar had said that the delegation had also requested the President to use his 'influence' on the state as well as the Centre "to stop the use of lethal force against civilians in the Valley".

"The failure of the Central government to acknowledge that the issue in Kashmir is largely of a political nature has worsened the already volatile situation," Omar had told reporters after an hour-long meeting with the President, as per PTI.

"We have requested the President to impress upon the central government to initiate a credible and meaningful process of political dialogue without any further delay involving all stakeholders to address the political issue in the state," the NC leader had said.

The delegation had also comprised CPI-M MLA M Y Tarigami, Congress MLAs led by its PCC Chief GA Mir and independent MLA Hakeem Yaseen.

Blaming Mehbooba Mufti-headed PDP-BJP government for having failed on all fronts to normalise the situation, Omar had added that the CM was directly responsible for the deteriorating situation.

The former CM, who was also accompanied by senior leaders of NC including provincial presidents of his party Nasir Wani and Davinder Rana, Ali Mohammed Sagar and AR Rather, had said, "The fire that has been raging in Kashmir Valley has already started spreading across Peer Panjal and Chenab Valley in Jammu region and Kargil area."

(With PTI inputs)