#Day28: Congress Joins India’s Parliamentarians Delegation To Kashmir, Date Undecided Yet



Indian National Congress will join a handful of Opposition parties to visit Kashmir in view of the mass civil uprising.

On Thursday Kashmir Life had reported that the delegation will be non-BJP and non-Congress and will be headed by CPI (m) leader Sitaram Yechury.

However, The Hindu on Friday wrote that there are chances that Congress vice-president may be the head of the delegation.

The date, however, remains undecided yet. The delegation with an aim to reach out to Valleyites was scheduled to come on August 09 but the visit has been deferred now in view of Quit India Movement celebrations.

The delegates will visit injured admitted in hospitals and will meet cross section of Kashmir society.

Four Opposition parties — the Congress, the CPI, the CPI (m) and Janatal Dal United make this non-BJP MP delegation.

These parties, the report said, feel that “the BJP government [in the Centre] have taken a wrong approach toward the people of Kashmir”. “It will be a delegation led by people who don’t agree with the BJP government’s policies toward Kashmir,” KC Tyagi, general secretary of Janata Dal United, told The Hindu.

“The need of the hour is to win the confidence of the people. We recently asked the government in Parliament to start a political process, a dialogue, if not with the separatists, at least with the mainstream political parties,” said senior CPI leader D Raja, who will be part of the delegation.

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