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Omar Abdullah led J-K opposition delegation to meet PM Modi on Kashmir unrest

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 August 2016, 10:15 IST

A joint delegation of opposition parties from Jammu and Kashmir is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 August to apprise him of the situation in the Valley.

The delegation will be led by National Conference leader and former state chief minister Omar Abdullah.

The valley has been enveloped in violence since 8 July, following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces.

CPM MLA Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami, state Congress president GA Mir, senior leaders of the National Conference and some Independent MLAs are the other members of the delegation.

According to reports, the delegation will request the Prime Minister to impress upon the PDP-BJP state government of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to stop dealing with the situation administratively, as it was their contention that this is causing disaffection, especially among the youth.The delegation will also underscore the need to initiate a dialogue with all stakeholders to bring an end to the unrest.

The delegation met President Pranab Mukherjee on 20 August and sought a political solution. They also submitted a memorandum to the President.

They also met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and apprised him of the restive situation in the Valley.

--with ANI inputs

First published: 22 August 2016, 10:15 IST