An all-party delegation from Jammu and Kashmir today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to apprise him of the prevailing unrest in the state.
The state is under curfew for the past 45 days following killing of a Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani in a gun-battle with the security forces last month.
The all-party delegation comprised Omar Abdullah of J&K National Conference, Ghulam Ahmed Mir, (INC), Hakeem Mohammad (People’s Democratic Front), MY Tarigami (CPM), Ghulam Hassan Mir of Democratic Party Nationalist and others.
While meeting the delegation, the Prime Minister expressed deep concern and pain at the prevailing situation in the State.
“Those who lost their lives during recent disturbances are part of us, our nation. Whether the lives lost are of our youth, security personnel or police, it distresses us,” the PM said.
He expressed his commitment to the development of the State and its people, and appealed for restoration of normalcy.
The Prime Minister appreciated the constructive suggestions made at the meeting and reiterated his Government’s commitment to the welfare of citizens of the State.
He emphasized that there has to be dialogue saying the government needed to find a permanent and lasting solution to the problem within the framework of the Constitution.
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