Members of the all-party delegation, who visited Jammu and Kashmir, have unanimously prepared a statement, Jitendra Singh, Minister of State, PMO, said after the meeting of the leaders was over today. Singh said that the members of the delegation feel that there is no place for violence in a civilised society and there can be no compromise on national sovereignty.
Talking to reporters, Singh said that the members of the delegation have asked Centre and the state government to take steps to ensure that educational institutions, government offices and commercial establishments start functioning normally in the valley.
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During the all-party delegation chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the Opposition parties reportedly stressed for Track 2 diplomacy vis-a-vis Kashmir. They pushed for talks with the separatists and Pakistan. Left parties also demanded the removal of AFSPA from civilian areas in the Valley.
The statement of the all-party Parliamentary delegation said that the members have expressed serious concerns over the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir. “The members appeal to the people of the state to shun the path of violence and resolve all the issues through dialogue and discussion,” the statement said. The members also requested the Central and the state government to take steps for dialogue with all stakeholders.