Addressing a meeting led by former Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed concern and ‘pain’ over the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The delegation called on PM Modi to apprise him of impasse in the Valley.
The Prime Minister emphasised on the need for dialogue to find a lasting solution within the framework of the Constitution. PM Modi told a delegation of opposition leaders of Jammu and Kashmir that those who lost their lives during the recent unrest are a “part of us” and it is a matter of “distress” whether the lives lost are of “our youth, security personnel or police,” official sources said.
The Prime Minister said his government stands with the state of Jammu and Kashmir and its people. “We need to find a permanent and lasting solution to the problem within the framework of the Constitution,” the Prime Minister said. Modi also emphasised the need for all political parties to work together to find a solution to the problems of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the sources said. Kashmir has been witnessing unrest since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.