Srinagar: An all-party meeting convened by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was held on Thursday to review the situation in the violence-hit Valley and find a way out of the unrest that has left 43 people dead and 3,400 injured.
Main opposition National Conference did not participate in the meeting. The party had on Wednesday announced its decision to boycott, saying actions in the recent past have shown there was no “effective leadership” in the state government.
Mehbooba chaired the meeting, which was also attended by several ministers including Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, leaders from Opposition Congress, Independent MLAs and leaders of other political parties in the state.
Mehbooba convened the meeting to build a consensus on the measures to be taken for restoring normalcy in the Valley which has erupted into violent protests after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.