Before Kashmir visit, Rajnath Singh to chair all-party delegation meet today

Kashmir unrest: Home Minister Rajnath Singh is going to lead an all-party delegation to the Valley on Sunday.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published: September 3, 2016 7:34:36 am
kashmir unrest, rajnath singh, kashmir delegation, valley crisis, kashmir all party meet, curfew in kashmir, kashmir curfew, home minister kashmir, kashmir issue, india news, kashmir news Kashmir: The all-party delegation led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the Valley on September 4 and is expected to meet a cross section of people. (Source: File Photo)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will on Saturday chair a meeting of all-party delegation that will be visiting Kashmir on Sunday. At the meeting called by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar — the itinerary of the visit will be shared with the members, who will also hold discussions on the prospective meetings in Kashmir.

The all-party delegation led by Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir on September 4 and is expected to meet a cross section of people, individuals and organisations as an effort to restore peace back in the state. The delegation will have 28 parliamentarians and senior government officials.

The delegation may include Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge as well as opposition leaders like Asaduddin Owaisi of AIMIM. Curfew has been imposed in the valley ever since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.

The curfew restrictions have been lifted from most of the parts of the Valley after 51 consecutive days raising death toll to 70 due to clashes between security forces and protesters.

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