J-K opposition leaders meet Rahul Gandhi, discuss situation in Valley

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 21, 2016 20:11 IST
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah talking to reporters after a delegation of all opposition parties from the state led by him called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

A delegation of opposition parties from Jammu and Kashmir, led by National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday to discuss the situation in the Valley which has been witnessing violence for the over past 40 days.

“Discussed the current political crisis in J and K with a delegation of opp(osition) leaders from the state led by @abdullah_omar (Omar Abdullah),” the Congress leader tweeted after the meeting.

On Saturday, the delegation had met President Pranab Mukherjee requesting him to urge upon the central government to find a solution to the present Kashmir crisis politically rather than administratively.

The delegation will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

CPI(M) MLA Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who was part of the delegation, said the situation in the Valley should not be seen through the prism of law and order.

Gandhi also met senior Congress leaders from Gujarat on the issue of “rising atrocities against Dalits and minorities in Gujarat.”

Earlier in the day, a delegation comprising PCC Chief Bharatsinh Solanki, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress president, Congress Legislative Party leader Shankar Sinh Vaghela and AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry, had met President Mukherjee, requesting his intervention in the matter through the governor.

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