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Centre should talk with all stakeholders on Kashmir: Congress

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also stressed on the need to send an all-party delegation to the Valley.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: August 30, 2016 12:22 pm
rajnath singh 759 Congress delegation meets Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who is on a two day visit to J&K. (ANI Photo)

As Home Minister Rajnath Singh embarked on a two-day visit to Kashmir on Wednesday as part of government’s outreach, Congress said the Centre should talk with all stakeholders including non-mainstream parties and youth.

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also stressed on the need to send an all-party delegation to the Valley.

“Home Minister today has gone there and I am hopeful that he will not only talk to political parties but… non- stream political parties, other stakeholders, students, trade unions, people from different religions. And now there should be peace,” the Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha said.

He suggested that an all-party delegation which represents the entire country should go and that would have helped both state and the central governments.

Lamenting that the Valley has suffered a lot in last 47 days, Azad said, “Already so much blood have been shed in the Valley. Many have got injured including local residents and armed forces. Pellet guns have been used a lot due to which old, girls and boys have all got injured.

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“Therefore, to control this situation instead of using gun, the government should have opted for talks (much earlier)”, he said, adding “now they should talk to all stakeholders.”

Earlier this week, a joint delegation of Kashmir Opposition parties, led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who expressed his deep concern and pain over the situation.

Modi had asked all political parties to work together to find a permanent and lasting solution to problems in the state.

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    khanna
    Aug 24, 2016 at 2:10 pm
    who are stack holders govt is meeting withyou (kongi), NC and other elected memebrs and party who work under the indian consution. what else left, do kongress what to discuss with huriyat and staan , plz say it in open words not in signals. this signal politics made the kashmir issue where it have. you want votes in kashmir so supporting the huriyat but you know it will hurt in rest of india so u not saying it open to discuss with huriyat. so you all opposition are asking stack holder. plz get on your foot and say open what clear you want
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      ashok
      Aug 24, 2016 at 1:11 pm
      who are stake holders ,stone pelters,infiltrators,terrorists from borders ? will congress name these stake holders to hold on to truth if any in this statement?
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        M Vyas
        Aug 24, 2016 at 3:14 pm
        Omar wants to become Shasensha of kashmir and Congress party wants Rahul a Shensha of India. However both are disqualified eny, does not deserve...Omar survives and in limelight of his barbs rhetoric and Rahul on loose statement like he made for RSS that this organization had killed hiji, how wise he is facing defamation cases in various courts
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          M Vyas
          Aug 24, 2016 at 3:07 pm
          Yes all stakeholders excluding huriyat..gilani..malik..andrabi.. Ummar..and congress a no more a main stream party (bjp goal congress mukta bharat include kashmir). Also Omar Abdulla unless he apologize for his various tweets after unrest took place 46 days before..
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            m vyas
            Aug 25, 2016 at 1:38 pm
            Yes all stakeholders exclude huriyat party of Kashmir, most non patriotic gaddar congress party, looter party of Omar and any one across border..stan is a rouge nation of the world ,, congress is now become a rouge party all india..
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