Nation Current Affairs 07 Aug 2016 Ram Madhav holds mee ...

Ram Madhav holds meet in Kashmir; intellectuals, civil society attend

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 7, 2016, 5:13 pm IST
Updated Aug 7, 2016, 5:14 pm IST
The conclave is being held in presence of the members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Ram Madhav (Photo: Bunny Smith/ DC)
 Ram Madhav (Photo: Bunny Smith/ DC)

New Delhi: BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav has organized a special ‘Young Thinkers Meet’ in Jammu's Patnitop, even as the unrest in the Kashmir Valley shows no signs of abating nearly a month after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed by Indian security forces.

According to a report in NDTV, a special conclave, led by Mr Madhav, has brought together around 80 intellectuals, members of the civil society and some senior ministers – in what is seen as an unofficial, new outreach by the government to the Kashmiri people.

 

The conclave -- being held under the banner of non-profit India Foundation -- is being held in presence of the members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. The question of whether to engage separatists in the discussions is being examined under the watchful eyes of the RSS, says the report.

Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav, along with the late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of the PDP, was the author of the agenda of alliance agreement between the state's ruling alliance. The agreement commits to talks with Pakistan and sustained dialogue with all stakeholders, including the Hurriyat Conference. In this connection, and given that Madhav is a senior member of BJP, the conclave assumes importance.

 

Curfew in many parts and separatist-sponsored strike disrupted normal life for the 30th straight day on Sunday in Kashmir Valley where violence has so far left 54 persons dead and more than 6000 others injured.

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