Indian PM Manmohan on two-day visit to J-K from tomorrow

Posted by on Jun 07, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Indian PM Manmohan will be on a two-ay visit to Jammu & Kashmir from 7th June 2010 during  this time which he offer for talks with separatists and review the progress in the Round Table peace initiative and development work being undertaken in the state.

Media sources said that the Manmohan will address a convocation of the Sher-e-Kashmir Aricultural University, Srinagar. Governor N. N. Vohra had invited Manmohan Singh to the event.

There are very tight security arrangements being made with kashmir police pickets erected at various places to combat threats from terror groups. A ‘hartal’ call has been given by pro-Pakistan leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani which was supported by Aasiya Andrabi of hardline separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Millat.

It will be for the second time that the Prime Minister will be visiting the Kashmir valley after he got a second term last May. He was in Sringar last October.

Singh will also be accompanied by Union Ministers Farooq Abdullah, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Prathviraj Chauhan.

The Prime Minister will begin his visit by holding consultations with various political parties of the state over the progress on recommendations made during the two sessions of the Round Table Conference chaired by him.

Manmohan on two-day visit to Kashmir from tomorrow

The visit comes against the backdrop of the “quiet diplomacy” initiated by Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram with separatist leaders failing to make any headway as the Hurriyat refused to join it owing to pressure from militant groups.

Dr. Singh is likely to renew the offer of the Union Government to hold talks with separatists asking them to work towards restoring normalcy in the state.

He is expected to hold meetings with various political parties of the state during which ruling National Conference is likely to seek early talks on providing greater autonomy in the state as recommended by Sagir Ahmed Committee set up by the Prime Minister himself, the sources said.

A meeting with senior bureaucrats and Army and police officials was also being planned to discuss the spurt in infiltration from across the border.

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