Expressing deep concern over the prevailing situation in Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that those who lost their lives during the unrest are “part of us, our nation”.
“Whether the lives lost are of our youth, security personnel or police, it distresses us,” Modi told a delegation of opposition leaders of Jammu and Kashmir.
Modi said his government stands with the state of Jammu and Kashmir and suggested that all political parties should reach out to the people and convey the same.
During the meeting with the delegation led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah, the Prime Minister expressed “deep concern and pain” at the prevailing situation in the state and appealed for restoration of normalcy in the Valley which has been witnessing unrest for the last 45 days.
“We need to find a permanent and lasting solution to the problem within the framework of the Constitution,” he said.