A Congress delegation led by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Srinagar tomorrow for a series of meetings on the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress state unit president G A Mir said today. "It will now visit Srinagar for a fresh round of talks", he said.
The other members of the delegation-Congress policy group- are: P Chidambaram, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni and Karan Singh.
During the series of meetings that the Union home minister had with CRPF, BSF Army and Special Operations Group of J&K Police, Mr Singh directed them to nearly double their operations as the number of active militants in the Valley has dropped to less than 200 and eliminating a majority of them would have a huge impact in improving the overall security situation in the state.
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"I have seen the list of 45 delegations whom we will be meeting here, but I did not find mention of Hurriyat in the list", he said when asked whether the team would meet separatist leaders also.
Clarifying that they have not come to J&K just for the issue of Section 35A, dealing with the permanent residents of the state and their citizenship rights, Azad said the group was formed well before that keeping in view the situation in the state.
He blamed Narendra Modi's government in New Delhi for the growing incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.
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"Such incidents have also taken place during the Modi government but they do not talk about it now", he added.
"She is shying away from naming who these stakeholders are", Azad said.
"The Congress government had made south Kashmir militancy-free but the region has been on boil ever since PDP-BJP coalition government came into power".
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