Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who led an MPs’ delegation to trouble-hit Jammu and Kashmir, today discussed the issue with BJP president Amit Shah, after which it emerged that some “announcement” will be made tomorrow after an all-party meeting here.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh and BJP general secretary Ram Madhav were also present in the hour-long meeting which also deliberated on the issues to be discussed at the meeting tomorrow of the members of the delegation which visited Srinagar and Jammu on September 4 and 5.
“After the all-party delegation’s visit, we met today and discussed future course of action in Jammu and Kashmir. Government will make announcement after tomorrow’s meeting,” Madhav told reporters after the meeting at the Home Minister’s residence.
Asked whether the central government was planning some tough action against the Kashmiri separatists, Madhav said “all proposals will be put before all party delegation for discussions tomorrow”.
The cycle of violence continued in Kashmir Valley where so far 73 people lost their lives in clashes between stone pelters and security forces and life remained disrupted for 60th day due to separatist-sponsored strike.
Unrest in Kashmir Valley started ever since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8.
Singh had described their visit as positive but he lashed out at the separatists for their refusal to meet some MPs.
Unhappy at the stubborn refusal of Hurriyat leaders to meet some MPs who had literally knocked at their doors in Srinagar on Sunday, Singh had said that their conduct was against democracy, humanity or even ‘Kashmiriyat’ (Kashmiri ethos).
Singh led the delegation of 26 MPs from 20 parties which stayed overnight in Srinagar before stopping over in Jammu this afternoon. After spending a few hours in Jammu, it returned to Delhi.