Kashmir: Sitaram Yechury, Asaduddin Owaisi meet Hurriyat leaders
| Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 19:24
Srinagar: Two members of the all-party delegation -- Sitaram Yechury and Asaduddin Owaisi -- on Sunday held a meeting with moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at the tourist resort here where he is being kept under detention.
Yechury of the CPI(M), and Owaisi of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, met Mirwaiz at the tourist hut in Chesma Shahi which has been converted to a Sub Jail, sources said.
Separatist leader Shabir Shah, who was under house arrest, was also been brought to the sub jail where the two parliamentarians called on the Mirwaiz.
"We have made our approach and outreach to all stakeholders including leaders of the Hurriyat," Sitaram Yechury said.
The CPI(M) leader said he is hopeful that the meeting will lead to some sort of a forward momentum, in first restoring peace and normalcy in the valley.
The all-party delegation headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Srinagar on Sunday on a two-day visit to the Kashmir Valley in the wake of the unrest that has led to over 70 deaths in clashes since July 9.