September 8, 2016 4:55:36 am
The Janata Dal (United) on Thursday said it is now imperative to impose President’s rule in Kashmir, adding that they would support the government in taking any strict step further to stop the soaring unrest in the Valley.
“We hope that the government will take some stern steps. It is necessary to impose President’s rule there. We will support the government in taking any strict step.” JD (U) spokesperson Ajay Alok told media.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who led the all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir to assess the situation, on Wednesday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the two-day visit to the Valley.
Repelling the notion that the all-party delegation visit to Jammu and Kashmir was a “failure”, the Home Minister earlier on Monday said the delegation will meet in Delhi to chalk out an action plan for the government on measures that it needed to take in future in Jammu and Kashmir.
The delegation was in Srinagar on Sunday and had visited Jammu before returning to Delhi.
Before winding up the visit, the Home Minister sent out a clear message to separatists, asserting that Jammu and Kashmir will always remain an integral part of India. He, however, said as far as talks are concerned, doors are open to everyone, who want peace and normalcy.
Divulging detail of the meeting in Jammu, the Home Minister said, “As many as 200 people comprising 18 delegations interacted with the all-party delegation. They expressed their concerns over the situation in Kashmir and were of the opinion that the problems in the Valley should be resolved at the earliest. Besides, they also merited the attention of the all-party delegation towards the problems of the Jammu region.”
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