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PM Narendra Modi expresses deep concern and pain over Kashmir unrest

Expressing Deep Concern And Pain Over The Prevailing Situation In Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Monday Told Opposition Leaders From Led By Omar Abdullah That Those Who Lost Their Lives During The Unrest Are

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 22 Aug 2016, 03:02:20 PM
Opposition parties from J&K led by Omar Abdullah on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi:

Expressing deep concern and pain over the prevailing situation in Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told Opposition leaders from led by Omar Abdullah that those who lost their lives during the unrest are "part of us, our nation".

“Whether the lives lost are of our youth, security personnel or police, it distresses us,” said PM Modi. Appealing for restoration of normalcy, the PM said there has to be a dialogue and we need to find a permanent solution to the problem within the framework of Constitution. 

Opposition parties from Jammu and Kashmir led by Omar Abdullah on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and appealed that a political approach needs to be adopted for resolving the present crisis in the Valley and to ensure that the “mistakes” of the past are not repeated.

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Emerging after a 75-minute-long meeting, Omar, former Chief Minister of the state, told reporters that the Prime Minister listened to “us with patience and accepted our memorandum”.

The 46-year-old Working President of National Conference said they requested the Prime Minister for finding a political solution to the Kashmir issue so that a lasting peace is ensured in the state as well as the country.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 22 Aug 2016, 02:07:00 PM