Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti told the all party delegation that the killing of Burhan Wani was only a trigger for the violence. Tension had been simmering for long and the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander only became a trigger, she also said.
Further the Jammu and Kashmir government told the all party delegation that three key issues have to be addressed in the larger interest of the state. The all party delegation led by Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh landed in the state yesterday for a two day visit.
During a presentation that was made to the delegation, the state government said that the three key issues are release of funds, ban pellet guns and review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. The presentation made by finance minister in the J&K government, Haseeb Drabu focused only on these three points and made no mention of holding talks with the Hurriyat Conference.
Wani only a trigger:
During the presentation, Chief Minister of the state, Mehbooba Mufti expressed confidence that the situation would be brought under control very soon. She said that tension had been simmering in the Valley for long. The death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was only a trigger she said.
She told the delegation that there has been a false propaganda which has contributed to the violence in the state. This propaganda must stop for the violence to end she also said.
Drabu however maintained that there are three key issues which needed to be looked into urgently. He said that the centre must release funds to the state. Apart from this tempers in the state would calm down if the Armed Forces Special Powers Act would be reviewed. However as an immediate measure the use of pellet guns must be banned he also said during his presentation.
The all party delegation is headed by home minister Rajnath Singh. he is also accompanied by finance minister, Arun Jaitley and union minister of state for home, Jitendra Singh.
Others part of the delegation are Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni and Mallikarjun Kharge of the Congress, Ram Vilas Paswan (LJP), Sharad Yadav (JDU), CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D Raja,NCP's Tariq Anwar, Trinamool Congress' Saugata Roy. Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut and Anadrao Adsul, TDP's Thota Narasimham, Shiromani Akali Dal's Prem Singh Chandumajra, BJD's Dilip Tirkey, AIMIM's Asaduddin Owaisi, AIUDF Badaruddin Ajmal, Muslim League's E Ahamed, Jitendra Reddy( TRS), N K Premchandran (RSP), P Venugopal (AIADMK), Tiruchi Siva (DMK), Y B Subba (YSR-Cong), Jaiprakash Gandhi (RJD), Dharamveer Yadav (AAP) and Dushyant Chautala (RLD).