Left, TDP, LJP, JD(S) leaders discuss Kashmir

Leaders of TDP, LJP, JD(S) and Left parties discussed ways to build pressure on the government to continue the process of dialogue with all sections of the people in Kashmir.

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2010, 21:01 PM IST

New Delhi: Leaders of TDP, LJP, JD(S) and Left parties on Monday discussed ways to build pressure on the government to continue the process of dialogue with all sections of the people in Kashmir, including the separatists.

At a meeting here, the leaders also decided to hold a public meeting here early next year to focus on the problems faced by the people in Kashmir Valley in their bid to build public opinion on the burning issues, sources said.
The meeting was attended among others by Prakash Karat (CPI-M), A B Bardhan, D Raja (both CPI), Nama Nageshwar Rao (TDP), Ram Vilas Paswan (LJP), Danish Ali (JD-S), journalist Seema Mustafa and JNU Professor Kamal Mitra Chenoy.

They wanted the government to launch the process of dialogue involving all sections of the people, including the separatists, and set up a committee to mount pressure on the Centre, the sources said.
The move came after an 11-member delegation of MPs and civil society members, including Paswan and Raja, returned completing a "fact-finding" tour of the Valley in the beginning of this month.

PTI