#Day48: Singh, Mehbooba Discuss Kashmir Situation



Mehbooba Mufti with Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister, who concluded his two day visit to Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, met the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti here this morning and held detailed discussions on the prevailing situation in the Valley.

The Chief Minister briefed the Union Home Minister in detail about the obtaining internal security situation and the political initiatives and confidence building measures required to be taken for the restoration of normalcy in the State, an official spokesperson said this evening.

The Chief Minister called for reaching out to the larger majority in the State who want resolution of the issues through peaceful political means. She said while a vast majority of people in the State, from all shades of political opinion, want resolution of the issue through peaceful political means, it is only a marginal section of youth who indulge in violence and hamper the resolution process.

“We shall have to reach out to the larger peace-loving sections of the society and try to work out a solution by listening to their concerns,” she said and called for starting a credible and result-oriented dialogue process with all the stakeholders.

The Chief Minister called for reviving the reconciliation and resolution process with fresh resolve to address the political, economic and developmental concerns of the people of the State.

She specifically stressed the need for reaching out to the youth to placate their anger and address the alienation in the larger interest of peace and stability in the State.

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