All Party Delegation that reached Kishtwar Monday has appealed the people to maintain harmony and brotherhood.
The delegation, headed by Minister for Medical Education, Youth and Sports Services, Taj Mohi-ud-Din, also assessed the ground situation by holding talks with the deputations representing two communities, political parties, besides local administration.
The delegation members urged community leaders, politicians and civil society members to contribute their bit in reviving and fostering the age old communal harmony and brotherhood in the area.
The members of delegation included Devinder Rana and Surjit Singh Salathia of NC, G M Saroori, Janak Raj Gupta and Thakur Hari Singh of INC, Ashok Khajuria and Dr Nirmal Singh of BJP, Balwant Singh Mankotia of NPP, Sheikh Abdul Rehman of SP, Sham Prasad Kesar of CPI (M), SHS Raina of Shiromani Akali Dal, R S Baloria of NCP, Tulsi Dass Langeh and Rattan Kumar Bhagat of BSP and Tej Ram Dogra of PDF.
The delegation held wide consultation with the representatives of the two communities, members of social and political organisations and sought their help in restoring normalcy.
The members listened to the demands and concerns of both the communities and assured that all their genuine grievances will be addressed. The district administration apprised the members regarding the prevailing situation in Kishtwar and various measures taken to restore normalcy in the district.
The district administration was instructed to ensure adequate supply of food, medicines and other essential commodities to the people.
They exhorted upon the people to work for the peace and progress of the region and frustrate the designs aimed at vitiating the peaceful atmosphere. The members assured that the concerns raised by the community representatives would be conveyed to the government for early redressal.