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PM convenes all-party meet

india Updated: Aug 06, 2008 21:02 IST

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As violence continued in the Kashmir valley, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday held an all-party meet to find a solution to the raging Amarnath land transfer row.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister Shivraj Patil, Defence Minister A K Antony, National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah, Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed, CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury, Janta Dal (United) President Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh and CPI leader A B Bardhan were among those who attended the meet.

BJP leaders Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Jaswant Singh were also present in the meeting.

Earlier in the day, protesters defied curfew in Udhampur in Jammu region even as life in Kashmir valley remained paralysed for the third consecutive day following a strike call given by a separatist group.

Twelve people were injured in pitched battles between police and protesters in Kathua town overnight as agitation on the land issue showed no signs of abating.