<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Expressing deep concern and pain over the prevailing situation in Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told Opposition parties from Jammu and Kashmir that there is a need to find a permanent solution to the problem within the framework of Constitution.Opposition parties led by Omar Abdullah had called on Modi and appealed that a political approach needs to be adopted for resolving the present crisis in the Valley and to ensure that the ‘mistakes’ of the past are not repeated.During a 75-minute-long meeting, Modi said, “Those who lost their lives during the unrest are ‘part of us, our nation’. Whether the lives lost are of our youth, security personnel or police, it distresses us,” reported PTI.Appealing for restoration of normalcy, the PM said, “There has to be a dialogue and we need to find a permanent solution to the problem within the framework of Constitution.”The delegation also submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, expressing ‘its anguish, grief and sorrow over the painful loss of lives in the Valley’ and to express ‘dismay at the lack of a political approach to deal with the situation.’ “We are of the firm opinion that the central government should waste no further time in initiating a credible and meaningful political dialogue with all stakeholders to address the unrest in the state,” the memorandum said.As many as 65 persons, including two cops, have been killed and several thousand others injured in the clashes that began on July 9.Meanwhile, normal life remained paralysed for the 45th consecutive day due to curfew, restrictions and separatist sponsored strike following Wani’s killing in an encounter with security forces.Shops, private offices, educational institutions and petrol pumps remained closed while public transport continued to be off roads.The attendance in government offices and banks was also affected.Mobile Internet also continued to remain suspended in the entire Valley, where the outgoing facility on prepaid mobiles remained barred.


Kashmir unrest: Dialogue must, need to find permanent solution: Modi tells J-K opposition leaders