Addressing an all party meeting to discuss the Kashmir situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that there cannot be any compromise on national security on Jammu and Kashmir issue but there is a need to win confidence of people of the valley.
In an unequivocal manner, Prime Minister said that the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is an integral part of Jammu and Kashmir.
During the meeting, political parties impressed upon the government to immediately start confidence building measures to restore normalcy in valley.
They also also favoured to hold talks with all stakeholders. Opposition parties also demanded to ban the use of pellet guns against the protesters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj attended the meeting.
From the opposition, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and his party colleague in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, Samajwadi party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav, TMC Leader Derek O’Brian, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury and Sharad Yadav of JD(U) were present in the meeting.
On the last working day of the monsoon session, the Lok Sabha passed an unanimous resolution appealing all sections of society to work for the early restoration of normalcy and harmony in the Kashmir valley.
The resolution called for restoring confidence in people, in general and youth in particular.
It expressed serious concern over prolonged curfew, violence and loss of lives there. It also said the House has a firm view that there cannot be any compromise on India’s unity, integrity and national security. Earlier, the Rajya Sabha had passed a similar resolution.