An all-party meeting on the Kashmir issue began in the Parliament on Friday. The meet is being attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mulayam Singh Yadav and YS Chowdary. Meanwhile, India Today TV quoting Sartaz Aziz said that Pakistan would write to India about a dialogue on the Kashmir issue. Earlier this week, Rajnath Singh speaking in the Parliament said that India will talk to Pakistan on the topic of PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir).
The Lok Sabha has adopted a resolution on the Kashmir issue, expressing serious concern over the prolonged curfew, violence and loss of lives in the state. The Lok Sabha has said, “There is a firm view that there cannot be any compromise on India’s unity, integrity and national security.” Lok Sabha unanimously passed the resolution, appealing for urgent steps to restore order and peace in the valley. The lower house of the Parliament asserted that there can be no compromise with the country’s integrity and security.
Earlier this week, Rajya Sabha had also unanimously passed the resolution on Kashmir, expressing sympathies over deaths in the valley. Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his Rajya Sabha debate had said that the no power can take the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing unrest since the killing of Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani. In a hard hitting speech in the Rajya Sabha, Jitendra Singh, MoS Prime Minister’s Office had hit out at Pakistan for perpetrating mischief in Jammu and Kashmir. He also questioned the Opposition, particularly the Congress for trying to politicise the issue.