All-party delegation to visit J&K on Monday

Last Updated: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 19:49

New Delhi: An all-party delegation will
visit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to assess the ground
situation in the state which has been witnessing unrest for
the last three months.

Sources said the delegation will be in the state for
three days during which it will meet leaders of political
parties and various other sections of the society.

The members of the delegation, expected to be headed by
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, will gather
various shades of opinion on the current situation in the
state and ways to deal with it.

The decision to send the delegation was taken at the
all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
here yesterday on the situation in the state.

"The leaders agreed that the delegation should meet all
sections of the people and gather all shades of opinion," a
statement issued after the all-party meeting said.

"The feedback received from the all-party delegation
would form an important input into the Government`s evolving
response on various issues relating to Jammu and Kashmir," the
statement said.

The all-party meeting underlined that the Constitution
of India provides "ample scope to accommodate any legitimate
political demand through dialogue, civil discourse and
peaceful negotiations."

PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 19:49

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