An all-party delegation led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Srinagar on September 4 in the wake of the recent unrest in Kashmir Valley.
Rajnath Singh went to meet BJP president Amit Shah, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh and discussed with them the modalities of the all-party delegation’s visit.
As the all-party team readies to visit the militancy-hit state, talks with separatists are seen by many as necessary to restore normality in the Valley. The decks appeared to have cleared for a meeting between Kashmiri separatists and the delegation.
At a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CM Mehbooba Mufti suggested on Saturday a ‘three-point action plan’, involving separatists and Pakistan in substantive talks
After 51 consecutive days, the curfew in Kashmir has been lifted. However, schools, colleges and quite a few business establishments were closed and public transport was off the roads to a bandh called by the separatists.
As Hurriyat Conference gave call for lockdown of all government offices, the security forces were deployed in sensitive areas of the valley.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said that any life lost in the state, whether of any youth or any security personnel, is India’s loss.