All party delegation leaders fail to reach consensus
Leaders of the all party delegation who visited Jammu and Srinagar to find a solution to the Amarnath land row on failed to arrive at a consensus to resolve the vexed issue.Updated: Aug 11, 2008 23:06 IST
Leaders of the all party delegation who visited Jammu and Srinagar to find a solution to the Amarnath land row on Monday failed to arrive at a consensus to resolve the vexed issue and will meet again on Tuesday.
After a 90-minute meeting, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil said the meeting was inconclusive. "We met today and the talks were inconclusive. We will meet tomorrow again," he said.
Tuesday's resumed talks will be held a day ahead of all party meet, the second such exercise in a week, to be chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
In Monday's meeting, the delegation members made various suggestions to resolve the dispute but opposition BJP, which was represented by Arun Jaitley, stressed on implementing the order of division bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court.
As per the orders, the land will be handed over to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board for a period of two months of yatra when pre-fabricated structures can be erected. However, as per the order, the ownership of the land will remain unchanged.
The delegation had a two-day visit to the state where it held talks with Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti (SASS), spearheading the over month-long agitation in Jammu, besides holding parleys with leaders from Kashmir valley.
Summing up the visit, Patil said he was hopeful of a peaceful solution to the problem.
The Home Minister spoke to Governor NN Vohra and the state police chief to take stock of the situation.
Monday's meeting was attended among others by Union Ministers Raghuvansh Prasad, Saif-ud-din Soz and Prithviraj Chavan, former state chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad, Amar Singh and Sitaram Yechury.