Appreciating the Centre's decision to convene an all-party meeting on 12 August over the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress party termed it a good development.
The Valley has remained tensed following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by security forces in the first week on July.
Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said it is a good development as the government has agreed to initiate dialogue with all stake holders in the Kashmir Valley.
"The government has finally agreed to convene an all-party meeting on Jammu and Kashmir on 12th. And I think this is a good development that the government has agreed to send a delegation of all political parties. And apart from that, the government has agreed to initiate the political process as well as dialogue with all stake holders in Kashmir," Shukla told ANI here.
Asserting that the Centre is ready for talks on the Kashmir issue, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday announced that an all-party meeting will be convened at 12 pm on Friday. The home minister added that the government is ready to initiate a political dialogue with mainstream political parties, moderates and also other organisations in the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also attend the all-party meeting.
The Opposition yesterday came down heavily on PM Modi for not addressing the concerns of the Kashmiris in Parliament.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, had said there is murder of humanity and democracy in Kashmir and called for integration of hearts for an amicable solution to the crisis.
-With ANI inputs