Kashmir unrest: All eyes on crucial all-party meeting today
Aug 12 2016 by Desiree Burns
With the Centre holding an all-party meeting today to discuss the situation in Kashmir, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday expressed hope that there would be fruitful discussion.
Responding to question regarding letters written by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, urging their intervention in Kashmir, Swarup said these letters will not whitewash cross-border terrorism. There will some kind of a thing will come out to maintain peace in valley.
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"Our people are very wise, they will give their suggestions as well and an all-party delegation will also visit Kashmir, but who will make the people understand".
"There should be an all-party delegation and a meeting that needs to be sent to Jammu and Kashmir. If you invite the national political parties with their representatives belonging to other parts of the country who do not have any notion about Kashmir then it would not serve the goal", said Singh.
The debate was initiated by opposition leader Gulam Nabi Azad after a month of violence in the valley following the killing of Mujaheedin commander Burhan Wani. the state has been in a state of complete lockdown for over a month now. "It should be announced during Parliament", he added.
The valley has been under a security lockdown amid shutdown call by separatist leaders.