A delegation headed by former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha arrived in Srinagar on Saturday to continue its efforts to “empathise with the people of Kashmir”.
The delegation members went to the residence of senior Shia separatist leader Aga Hassan Badgami in Badgam district immediately after landing at the Srinagar airport. They are likely to meet other separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in the evening.
This is the second visit of Sinha-led delegation to Kashmir since late October.
The delegation had previously visited Kashmir on October 28 and met the separatist leaders, but made it clear then only that their purpose is to empathise with the people of Kashmir and that they carried no official brief to discuss the prevailing situation in the Valley.