All political parties on September 3 called for holding a dialogue with ‘all stakeholders’, including Hurriyat in Jammu and Kashmir so as to douse out the unrest that has been going on for nearly two months. The parties also called for banning the use of pellet guns by security forces, ahead of the visit of an all-party delegation to J&K.
The government would be sending a group of 30 people including few MPs to Jammu and Kashmir on August 4 for a two-day visit.
The opposition pitched that during this visit, the delegation should approach all leaders including the Hurriyat.
Yechury also added that the government should make “tangible” announcement such as ban on pellet guns, withdrawal of AFSPA from civilian areas and rehabilitation and compensation package for those who lost their lives in the recent violence.
Yechury’s statement was backed by Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who said the UPA is open to holding dialogue with all stakeholders.
Azad also added that the pellet guns should be replaced with less lethal options to control protesters.
The delegation, led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, would be in Kashmir valley from September 4 till September 5.
During this time they would be interacting with individuals and groups aiming to bring peace in the Valley.