Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad demands all-party meeting on Kashmir unrest

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday demanded an all-party meeting should be held to discuss the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Governments are run on trust and faith, but people of Jammu and Kashmir have a sense of mistrust towards the current government. I would request the government to have an all-party meeting here to discuss the current situation in the state,” said Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Over a week long cycle of violence has left 40 protesters and two policemen dead in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the curfew and a shutdown called by the separatists paralysed normal life for the 11th consecutive day in the Valley on Monday.

Officials told IANS that Sunday was the first day without any civilian casualty since the violence engulfed the Valley on July 9, following the killing of Hizbul Commander Burhan Wani in a gunfight with the security forces on July 8.