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Need dialogue, not weapons to resolve Kashmir violence: Ghulam Nabi Azad

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 August 2016, 20:04 IST

Congress leader and Member of Parliament Ghulam Nabi Azad on 24 August expressed hope that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on a two-day visit to Kashmir to review security, will start a dialogue process with every mainstream political party and other stake holders to reach an amicable solution in the Valley.

He urged the Central and the state government to work in tandem to tackle the situation.

"I hope the Home Minister will not only hold discussions with main stream political parties but also hold talks with non state political parties, stake holders and different section of communities," Azad said.

Lamenting the fact that the valley has witnessed a lot of bloodshed due to the unrest, Azad said, "Lot of bloodshed has taken place, numerous have been injured, among them include security forces and civilians. Many young ones became victims to pellet guns. Hence in order to take control of the situation, instead of using guns and bullets, dialogues should be adopted."

Earlier today, the Congress Party, the National Conference and the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) led delegation met Singh to discuss about the situation in the valley.

Earlier today, Rajnath tweeted "I will be staying at the Nehru Guest House. Those who believe in Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat (Humanity) and Jamhooriyat(Democracy) are welcome."

On 22 August, Prime Minister Modi had urged all political parties to work together to find an amicable solution for restoration of normalcy in the region.

Prime Minister Modi conveyed that his government and the nation stands with the state of Jammu and Kashmir and suggested that all political parties should reach out to the people and convey the same.

Emphasizing on dialogue, he said there is a need to find a permanent and lasting solution to the problems within the framework of the Constitution.

-ANI

First published: 24 August 2016, 20:04 IST
 
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