Omar presides All Party meet at SKICC
Srinagar, July 12- The All Party meeting was held here today under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah. The meeting lasted for over four hours in which leaders of various political parties expressed their views and putforth their suggestions. The meeting adopted following resolutions.

The meeting expressed deep anguish at the unfortunate loss of lives during the recent disturbances and appealed to the State Government to consider adequate relief in favour of the families of the deceased.

The meeting further expressed its dismay over the economic losses suffered by the people during the disturbances, particularly by the small traders, vendors, daily wagers and other weaker sections of the society.

Keeping in view the suffering of the people, huge economic losses and the adverse impact on the education of the children, the All Parties Meeting made a fervent appeal to the people of the State, irrespective of their political affiliations, to come forward and help in the restoration of peace and normalcy.

The All Parties meeting urged the State Government to have an enquiry conducted to ascertain the circumstances leading to the death of the civilians.

The meeting also decided that an all party delegation shall call on the Prime Minister and invite his attention  to various problems faced by the State.

The meeting also urged the Government of India to strengthen the on-going peace process through the internal and external dialogue.

However, the BJP did not agree with the resolution with regard to conducting enquiry to ascertain the circumstances leading to the death of the civilians.

The Parties which were represented in the meeting include National Conference (NC), Indian National Congress (INC), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India(Marxist) (CPI-M), Bhaujan Samaj Party (BSP), Nationalist Congress Party(NCP), Samajwadi Party(SP), Peoples Democratic Front(PDF), Democratic Party Nationalist(DPN) besides MLA, Langate, Er. Abdul Rashid, MLA, Kathua, Mr. Charanjeet Singh and MLA, Leh, Mr. Tsetian Namgyal.

The National Conference, President, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, President, Pradesh Congress Committee(PCC), Prof. Saif-u-Din Soz, Minister for Finance, Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather, Minister for Education, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, Minister for Rural Development, Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar, Minister for PHE, Mr. Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Minister for Forests, Mian Altaf Ahmed, Minister for Social Welfare, Ms. Sakina Itoo, Minister of State for Haj and Auquaf, Mr. Aijaz Ahmad Khan, State Secretary CPI (M), Mr. M. Y. Tarigami, DPN President, Mr. Ghulam Hassan Mir, PDF President, Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen BJP President, Mr. Shamsher Singh Manhas and CPI State Secretary, Mr.  Abdul Rehman Tukroo and State President Nationalist Congress Party, Th. Randhir Singh were present in the meeting.


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