Syed Ali Geelani calls all party delegation's visit to Kashmir meaningless

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti meets family of a victim who died in firing during Kashmir unrest

"A body of Kashmiri Migrants this afternoon approached me with a request to meet the Union Minister during his visit to Jammu and it has been forwarded further to the Ministry concerned for clearance and approval, " Simrandeep Singh, Deputy Commissioner Jammu here told UNI.

This is the second visit of Singh in a month to the valley which has been witnessing unrest since July 8 when Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces.

The delegation may include Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge as well as opposition leaders like Asaduddin Owaisi of AIMIM. During Kashmir visit the delegation, accompanied by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Senior Officers of MHA, will be meeting the State Governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and about ten Civil Society delegations before returning. Geelani asked the delegation to have a special parliament session to accept J&K's "disputed nature" for holding referendum in the state as it existed in 1947 to settle the issue "permanently, peacefully and democratically". The delegation also will be meeting other political stakeholders also.

September 3: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will today chair a meeting of all-party delegation that will be visiting Kashmir on Sunday.

Official sources, said that Home Minister Rajnath Singh's meeting will be "restricted" and he is likely to interact with only those who are keen to discuss and help resolve all issues within the framework of the constitution.



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