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After 55 days of violence, peace in sight in valley

Updated: September 8, 2016 12:22 pm

Following her meeting with Narenrda Modi in Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti presented a “three-pronged action plan” that included a dialogue with all stakeholders to bring lasting peace in the Valley rocked by turmoil that has left 68 people dead.

It is said the whole plan and the strategy for executing it had been prepared by Ajit Doval, the NSA.  Whatever it might be after an hour-long meeting, her first with Modi since the unrest broke out on July 8, Mehbooba told reporters that the Prime Minister was “very concerned” about the situation and has asked for steps to end this “bloodshed” so that peace can return to the Valley.

Appealing to the protesters to help her resolve the crisis, she said, “Please give me one chance to address your concerns and aspirations.”

The Chief Minister also targeted Pakistan, saying it should stop supporting the people who are instigating the youth in the Valley to carry out attacks on police stations or army camps. “The Prime Minister is very concerned about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir like we all are. It is a matter of concern for everyone. The Prime Minister wants this bloodshed to end so that the state comes out of the present turmoil,” she said.

The”three-pronged action plan” includes involvement of separatists and Pakistan in substantive dialogue to work out a solution to the problem in light of the contemporary geo-political realities. However, the release did not spell any details but sources in the know said the plan includes facilitating visit of an All Party delegation to the Valley later next week, a possible change in Governor and appointing an interlocutor to hold talks with all the stakeholders in the state.

Underlining the fact that she has just been in power for the last two months, she appealed to the people to help her resolve the crisis. “I appeal to all those protesting in the streets. You may be angry with me, I may be angry with you, but give me one chance to address your concerns and aspirations,” she said.

Sources however said that india would not like to discuss problems of the valley with Pakistan. In fact India has decided to call delegates from Balochistan, Pok, Gilgit in the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas celebrations.

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