Modi to hold All-Party meet on Kashmir in Delhi on June 24

New Delhi, June 18 (KMS): The Indian government has convened an all-party meet on Kashmir on 24th of this month to discuss all matters concerning the territory.

This is going to be the first-ever all-party meeting between the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leadership of IIOJK since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019.

The meeting has been convened to discuss the way forward for Jammu and Kashmir as it is being understood by Delhi that it is the time to move forward from the state of affairs of IIOJK where politically things have refused to see a thaw, primarily because of the standoff between Kashmiri leadership and the Modi regime. Both had chosen two opposite side of the fence on the issues following August 5, 2019 decisions and subsequent developments in J&K.

As per reports, during the meeting all the matters regarding IIOJK, including the Delimitation Commission’s work and completion of its report, and participation of the parties in the elections to be held as a sequel to the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission would be held.

Media reports suggest that the issue of the restoration of the statehood to IIOJK will also come up.

After having held a series of discussions through back channels, Delhi has now thought to make the things public, and convened the meeting next Thursday (June 24).

Indian media quoting sources reported that the things had started clearing up after the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration led by former chief minister of IIOJK Farooq Abdullah had met at PDP president Mehbooba Mufti’s residence at Gupkar on June 9. Farooq had declared that the PAGD was “open to talks if invited.”