By Press Information Bureau
SRI NAGAR/JAMMU:An All Party delegation visiting Jammu and Kashmir concluded its visit on Monday. The All Party delegation was on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.On the second day of its visit , the delegation visited Jammu after visiting Srinagar. In Jammu, the delegation met over 200 persons in about 18 different delegations from various sections of society. Delegation of Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by its President Shri Rakesh Gupta, Chamber of Traders Federation of Jammu Province led by Neeraj Anand, Federation of Industries led by its President Lalit Mahajan and the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association led by its President Advocate Abhinav Sharma met the All Party delegation.
A composite delegation of Jammu Hotels, Lodges, Taxi Tour and Travel operators also discussed their issues with the All Party delegation. The Doda and Talwara Reasi migrants, Kashmiri migrants’ delegations and a composite delegation of J&K PoJK Refugees Front discussed their problems with the delegation in Jammu.
Besides this, delegations of West Pakistani Refugee Action Committee-1947, All Jammu Civil Society Forum (Dogra Sadar Sabha), Vishav Hindu Parishad, Rashtriya Gurjar Manch, Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Muslim Front led by Imran Qazi, Anjuman-e-Imamia, Jammu led by Syed Amanat Ali Shah, J&K Christian Dalit Society of Jammu and Panthers Party led by Shri Harshdev Singh also met the All Party delegation.
Earlier in the day, before reaching Jammu, the All Party delegation met various delegations including political parties and civil society organisations in Srinagar today. These delegations included Shah Hamdan Public Welfare Trust led by its President Dr. Nazir Ahmad Dhar, J&K State Rashtriya Janta Dal led by General Secretary Mehraj-ud-din Ganai, J&K Development Foundation led by its President Bilal Parry, Lok Janshakti Party (YUVA) led by its National President Sanjay Saraf, J&K National Democratic Front led by its Chairman Shri Abdul Rashid Kabuli, J&K Kashmir Wattan Parast Front led by Shri Khalid Tufail and Prof. Abdul Rashid Shawl as an individual.
During the discussions, various points emerged e.g. perception management of media, specially social media is very important to channelize the energies of our youths in the right direction. The media should report on the incidents keeping the larger context in mind. The concern was also expressed on the source of funding of the terror-related activities. It was also emphasised that rehabilitation of released/surrendered militants is also very important for which the Government already has a scheme.
Addressing media persons in Srinagar, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that all parties have consensus that situation in Jammu and Kashmir should improve at the earliest. He said that the delegation’s talks with the various sections in J&K have been fruitful. The Home Minister also informed the gathering that Dr Sanjay Roy from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been nominated as the Nodal Officer to address the grievances of people of Jammu and Kashmir. The grievances can be reported, 24 X 7, on the following phone numbers: 01123092923, 01123092885 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Later in the evening, the Home Minister addressed the media in Jammu also. Rajnath Singh informed that the All Party delegation will meet in Delhi and discuss the issues that came up during meetings with various delegations during its visit to Jammu and Kashmir. During the first day of its visit yesterday, the delegation had met about 200 members comprising of about 30 delegations. The Home Minister also chaired the All Party delegation meeting in Srinagar which was attended by Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti. The delegation met the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir N. N. Vohra later in the evening and discussed with him various issues related to the current scenario.