The all-party meet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the Kashmir issue was held on Friday.
At the all-party meet, PM Modi said, “There cannot be any compromise on national security but we have to win confidence of people in Jammu and Kashmir. PoK is also part of J&K. It’s a matter of happiness that all parties have spoken in one voice on J&K. I’m grateful to all political parties for raising concerns with regard to prevailing situation in J&K. Like every Indian, I’m also deeply pained by recent incidents that have taken place in Jammu & Kashmir. We are committed to a stable and peaceful solution to the issue of J&K, we are committed to the welfare of J&K people.”
He further added, “Every Kashmiri wants peace and has faith in the democracy. This is why, despite warnings from some separatists elements, people of J&K showed their faith in democratic principles during polls. It is the responsibility of every govt to maintain law and order. There cannot be any compromise on national security.”
CPI leader D Raja said, “PM Modi in all party meeting said that Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and PoK are integral part of India. PM Modi also said that there will be no compromise on our national security and integrity, in all party meet. We have suggested that the Govt must start dialogue process with all stakeholders.”
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that former PM Manmohan Singh extended support to the Centre in their endeavour to solve the Kashmir issue.