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Political parties try to find solution to JK deadlock

By Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar
June 28, 2008 20:34 IST
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The Raj Bhavan in Srinagar is fast becoming the focal point for attempts to resolve the controversial land transfer issue, which has already claimed three lives, during the  massive demonstrations and protests held across the valley in the last six days.

Governor N N Vohra on Saturday held a series of meetings with leaders of various political parties to hammer out an amicable solution to the problem, which has prompted the People's Democratic Party to withdraw support from the Jammu and Kashmir government.

Transport Minister and People's Democratic Front president Hakeem Mohammed Yasin and Communist Party of India – Marxist's state secretary M. Y Tarigami had a joint meeting with the governor at Raj Bhavan today.

This was followed by the governor's meeting with a CPI delegation led by senior leader Abdul Rehman Takroo.
The leaders apprised the governor of their views and assessment of the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Professor Bhim Singh, president of the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party, along with a three-member delegation, also called on the governor in the afternoon and urged him to take urgent action to restore normalcy in the state.

Vohra appreciated the endeavours of various political parties and expressed confidence that the contentious issue would be resolved soon.

He emphasised the need to "maintain peace and tranquility to foil the attempts of the elements that have a strong vested interest to vitiate the peace in Kashmir and Jammu regions."

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Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar