Talk to all stake holders in Kashmir, but don’t compromise national sovereignty: All Party

Without making any reference to separatists including Hurriyat Conference, the statement asked the Central and state governments "to take steps for a dialogue with all stake holders".

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:September 7, 2016 3:32 pm
Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairing the all-party meet in New Delhi, Wednesday. (Source: PIB) Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairing the all-party meet in New Delhi, Wednesday. (Source: PIB)

The All Party Delegation (APD) that visited Jammu and Kashmir this week on Wednesday asked the Central and the state governments to take steps for a dialogue with “all stake holders” but asserted that there can be no compromises on the issue of national sovereignty.

The members of the delegation, headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, met here today and discussed the outcome of their interactions with the civil society, political parties and government officials during the visit on September 4 and 5.

A unanimous statement of the APD released after the meeting appealed to the people of the state to shun the path of violence and resolve all the issues through dialogue and discussion.

Without making any reference to separatists including Hurriyat Conference, the statement asked the Central and state governments “to take steps for a dialogue with all stake holders”. While some opposition leaders met Hurriyat Conference leaders lodged in various sub jails, hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani refused to meet them.

Expressing serious concern over the prevailing situation in the state, the statement said the members of the delegation were of the view that there is no place for violence in a civilised society.

“There can be no compromises on the issues of national sovereignty,” it added.

The meeting asked both the governments to take steps to ensure that education institutions, government offices and commercial establishment start functioning normally at the earliest.

They requested the government to take effective steps to ensure security for all citizens and provide medical treatment to citizens and security personnel injured in agitation.

After the meeting, CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said that he had favoured some confidence building measures immediately which included banning the pellet guns, medical help to the injured and probe alleged excesses by the security forces.

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    Yakobi
    Sep 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm
    Go for it hi ndus criminals, and initiate end of hindrance to truth manifesto of hindu ism illegality by faith.
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      Yakobi
      Sep 7, 2016 at 8:44 pm
      It is worth well to eradicate hin dus terrorist by faith and their hin du criminal manifesto of hin duism illegality for peace, Islam on earth.
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      Satendra kumar
      Sep 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm
      All multi party organisation and the central and state government should bring the valley to complete normalcy for sake of all Kashmiri people.
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        MyTake
        Sep 7, 2016 at 10:48 am
        Kashmir problem is stan. All these years Congress was merged in corruption and did not have the compulsion to make any meaningful investment in it, over the years. As a result India has reached this point which is now Modi's responsibility to fix!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;India need to focus on stan to have a long term solution of Kashmir problem.
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          MyTake
          Sep 7, 2016 at 7:56 pm
          Putting the Hirriat in jail will cost tax payers less than giving them all the freebies.
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            MyTake
            Sep 8, 2016 at 1:26 am
            Divide the land in few states. Give good Governance to those who want it and play cat and mouse game with the rest who wants to play it! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why the ones who want good Governance be suffering for the action of few?
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            Amit
            Sep 8, 2016 at 6:19 am
            I meant Kashmir not stan.
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            Amit
            Sep 8, 2016 at 6:17 am
            These jokers want Kashmir to fall into stan hands in their hearts.
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