Mehbooba Mufti invites Hurriyat leaders in all-party delegation meeting

Photo of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today pitched for talks with separatist leaders by inviting them for peace in Kashmir Valley, in an all-party delegation which arrived here from New Delhi.

Mehbooba said in a statement, “The country’s politics leadership must, without any further delay, reach out and engage all sections of the society including the leaders of Hurriyat Conference in a productive dialogue process to resolve the issue and make peace a reality in Jammu and Kashmir.”

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The CM was The CM said it is perhaps for the first time that the issue has been discussed in so many forums and at so many levels during the last two months, including parliament.

She said, “The need of the hour is to build on this larger political consensus within the country and initiate tangible measures to address the issue.”

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Mehbooba in her meeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said last month she suggested a three-pronged approach including talks with all sections of society, including the separatist leadership and also with Pakistan to put the reconciliation and resolution process back on track.

She expressed the hope that the upcoming visit of the all- party delegation to the state would facilitate revival of the much needed peace and resolution process.

An all-party delegation is visiting the Kashmir Valley on Sunday. It is expected to have talks with cross sections of society there.

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