A delegation of Muslim clerics today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who has returned to New Delhi from Kashmir after leading an All Party Delegation to the Valley, to discuss the Kashmir issue. Soon after the meeting, the clerics said there was no need to meet the Hurriyat Conference members in Kashmir as they are the people who raise pro-Pakistan slogans. “Why talk to Hurriyat people, people who raise ‘Pak Zindabad’ slogans?” one of the clerics was quoted as saying by ANI.
The delegation members said that they are sure that Singh would sort out the Kashmir issue. The clerics also attacked the leaders who went to meet the separatists. “Some people who went with HM to Kashmir went to meet separatists, they should not have done that,” a delegation member said. The clerics discussed ways to tackle Kashmir crisis and also how to prevent Muslim youth from being lured by outfits that are against democracy and Kashmiri ethos.
The delegation led by Singh sent out a clear message, before departing from Srinagar, to separatists that Jammu and Kashmir will always remain a part of India India and all those who crave for peace in the valley are welcome for further talks.
The Home Minister said, “As many as 200 people comprising 18 delegations interacted with the All Party Delegation. They expressed their concerns over the situation in Kashmir and were of the opinion that the problems in the Valley should be resolved at the earliest. Besides, they also merited the attention of the all-party delegation towards the problems of the Jammu region.”