The All Party delegation that arrived in Jammu and Kashmir today is holding a series of meetings in a bid to ensure that calm returns to the Valley. The members of the delegation headed by Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh will look to find a solution to restore peace in the Valley which has been on the boil over for 58 days now.
During the meeting that was held with the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti the delegation proposed several measures to ensure that peace returns. The delegation said that the way forward would be to involve as many stake holders as possible to find a solution to the problem. Mehbooba during the meeting once again stressed on the need for confidence building measures.
The Home Ministry has identified key issues that need to be addressed by the delegation and the top among them is stop the rumour mongering that is escalating violence. A Home Ministry official informed OneIndia that the agencies have been told to keep a close watch on various social media accounts through which rumours are being spread to spread violence.
Home Ministry officials say that the first priority would be to ensure that peace returns to the Valley. Even as the delegation landed in the state today there has been violence at Shopian in which nearly 50 persons have been injured.
The delegation which is holding meetings with the Chief Minister of the state and also government officials will also meet with members of the civil society tomorrow. The idea would be to get all stakeholders to convey the message to the youth to shun violence and ensure that normalcy returns.
The government has noticed that there are several protests which are anti India in nature. The government of J&K has been told to get the youth out of the streets. A series of measures will also be announced by the Home Minister to ensure that the youth stop creating problems.
The all party delegation had proposed that they meet with the victims at hospitals. However this idea was shot down as the situation was volatile in the Valley. Singh has already announced the chilli PAVA shells as an alternative for pellet guns.