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All-party meet to submit report on Amarnath row

CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury says the all-party meeting on the Amarnath land row will submit a report to resolve the issue amicably.

india Updated: Aug 10, 2008 14:24 IST


The all-party meeting on the Amarnath land row will submit a report to resolve the issue amicably, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said after its meeting chaired by Home Minister Shivraj Patil.

"Our primary concern is the unity and integrity of India. It is non-negotiable," Yechury told reporters after the meeting in Srinagar.

"The problem needs to be resolved. We are going back to submit a report for resolving the issue... We believe there is a solution," Yechury said adding that the Amarnath row is a very serious issue which needed the collective effort of all parties.

The veteran CPI(M) leader said there were lots of provocation going on by vested interests who wanted to use the situation for their political ends.

He appealed to people not to fall prey to these provocations as the entire country wants return of peace to the state and seeks an amicable solution to the problem.

"There are vested interests trying to communalise the situation and our effort is to counter these attempts," he said.

On the objection of Jammu-based leaders to the participation of Kashmiri leaders at the all-party meet in Jammu on Saturday, Yechury said it was not a correct approach to resolve the issue.

"When Mehbooba Mufti said if her non-participation would help ease the situation, she said she will not participate. It is only after she volunteered that we went ahead with the meeting," he added.

"Muslims of Kashmir were integral part of the Amarnath Yatra as it was Muslims who discovered the holy cave. It was Muslims who maintained the holy cave and made arrangements for the pilgrimage," Yechury added.