In fresh outreach, Rajnath invites J&K stakeholders for dialogue
On the first day of his two-day visit of Kashmir Valley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the security situation and met a delegation of the Opposition National Conference led by former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. On reaching Srinagar, Singh invited all those for meeting who believe in “Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat”.
Singh said he would be staying at Srinagar’s Nehru guest house where he will interact with cross section of people on Kashmir issue. The Home Minister had said the Centre wants an emotional relationship with the state and not just need-based. Singh had said the Central government will talk to whosoever needed once peace and normalcy is restored in the state. Meanwhile, in New Delhi, the Congress said the Centre should talk with all stakeholders including non-mainstream parties and youth. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also stressed on the need to send an all-party delegation to the Valley. “Home Minister today (Wednesday) has gone there and I am hopeful that he will not only talk to political parties but... non-mainstream political parties, other stakeholders, students, trade unions, people from different religions. And now there should be peace,” the LoP said in Rajya Sabha.