PM Narendra Modi to discuss with all political parties Kashmir

Prime minister Narendra Modi will chair an all-party meeting on the prevailing situation in Kashmir tomorrow.

Earlier the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday discussed the situation in Kashmir and adopted a resolution that expressed concern and anguish at the prolonged turbulence and loss of lives.

While saying that there cannot be any compromise on national security, the house appealed to all sections in Jammu & Kashmir to work towards peace and normalcy. The house resolved to restore confidence among the people especially the youth. This is the 4th time the issue is being discussed in this session of parliament itself.

Rajnath Singh informed the House that an All-party meet headed by PM will be held on the lat day of this session of Parliament

In his statement in the House, Home Minister Rajnath Singh squarely held Pakistan responsible for the situation in the valley.

Rajnath also told the House that the govt had taken all possible measures to ensure essential commodities were easily available in the valley despite the curfew. He added that security forces had been advised to exercise restraint especially in the use of pellet guns while tackling protests.

Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh hailed the role played by the security forces and asked that they not be made the villain of the piece.

While the Congress and the JDU pitched for sending an all-party delegation to the valley, Senior Congress MP Dr Karan Singh highlighted the danger of pellet guns being used to dispell crowds and several speakers pitched for measures to encourage the integration of hearts and minds of Kashmiris.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reached out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir calling for “democracy and dialogue” in the spirit Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s call for ‘insanity or humanity, jamhuriyat or democracy and Kashmiriyat’.

While all members spoke in one voice, the sense of the debate was that Kashmir is a complex issue and that constant dialogue with all stakeholders is necessary to avoid any feeling of alienation that may develop and be exploited by forces that don’t serve India’s national interests.