Prime Minister Narendra Modi may chair an all-party meet on Jammu and Kashmir next week.
This comes after Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha held a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on June 18 at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in the national capital.
However, several political leaders in the Valley on June 19 said they are yet to receive a formal invitation for the meeting.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said, “Yes, I have received a call but not a formal invitation yet. I am holding a PAC meeting tomorrow to discuss the same and take a decision on whether to participate or not in the meeting.”
According to sources, the meeting will be held in Delhi as the central government wanted to restart the democratic process in Jammu and Kashmir which was bifurcated into two UTs – Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.
Congress appreciated the Centre’s initiative to hold dialogue with the local leaders of Kashmir, some regional parties remained sceptical on the matter and did not confirm whether they will attend such a meeting if it happens in the future.
However, the schedule is not yet fixed, it is learnt that the meeting may occur any time next week.