‘Kashmir conclave’ an effort to take valley out of turmoil: Yechury

Srinagar

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said the proposal to hold a non- governmental conference in Delhi is an attempt to seek a “unified voice” on resolving unrest in the Kashmir valley.

Yechury told ANI, “Out attempt will be to make it an all-party kind of gathering. We all should take initiative to solve problem of Kashmir. We are inviting all experts and members of different delegations which have visited Kashmir. We are exploring the possibility of inviting some political leaders and experts from Kashmir.”

Sitaram Yechury at SKICC Srinagar on September 04, 2016.

Yechury also said he had a conversation with former chief minister Farooq Abdullah and also met Prime Minister Narendra to discuss the issue.

Janata Dal-United’s Sharad Yadav reportedly said, “All those who are worried about the current situation of the Kashmir valley will together very soon hold a conference to address the problems of the state.”

Pertinently, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and Yadav met on Sunday to chalk out plans to bring together different groups working on Kashmir for a “national conclave” this month.

Both Sinha and Yadav were part of separate delegations which met visited the valley last year.

There have been spiraling protests in the valley with students, including girls, seen pelting stones on government in these incidents.

There was massive violence during the April 9 by poll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat in which nine people lost their lives in more than 200 incidents.

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