9 August : Several political parties presented their view points to all party central delegation in Jammu headed by Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on the current situation prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the Amarnath land issue.
Talking to reporters outside the venue, senior vice-president of JKPCC Dharampal Sharma said that the party has presented its view point to the delegation and we have urged them to respect the sentiments of people of Jammu on the sensitive issue.
He said that the Congress has suggested that the Shrine Board should be reconstituted and it should manage the affairs of the Amarnath Yatra.He said that we have pleaded for removing discrimination in matters of representation in civil secretariat and employment and financial allocations from the Jammu region.
Choudhary Lal Singh, MP said that parties have presented their own view points and we hope consensus will emerge to solve the matter.He demanded that Rs 50 lakh should be paid to those killed during incidents of violence in Jammu region.
The BJP and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) had boycotted the meeting.CPI provincial secretary Naresh Munshi said that the government should change the composition of the board with state subject members and the management of land should be given to SASB for yatra period.
He said both the orders on the allotment to the Shrine Board and the revocation should be kept in abeyance till both the provinces agree to an acceptable solution.Munshi suggested that SASS and the Kashmir Action Committee should be encouraged to thrash out a solution acceptable to both the regions.
Peoples Revolutionary Movement president Rajinder Jamwal demanded recall of Governor N N Vohra from the state and restoration of 100 acres of land to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) at Baltal.
He said that the uprising in Jammu on land issue is the result of 60 years of suffering, miseries and discrimination by successive state and central governments and the only alternative is re-organisation of the state.
He wanted a separate from the Ravi River to Pir Panjal.
NC provincial president Ajay Sadhotra said that there should be amicable solution keeping in view that the aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir regions are equally respected.
He said that Patil agreed with the view that adequate compensation should be provided to those who suffered during the incidents in Jammu.
Sheikh Abdul Rehman of SP, Vaid Mahajan and Shanti Devi of PDP and Dhan Raj Bargotra of JD(S) also pleaded for resolution of the issue at the earliest.
The meeting, which continued for three hours from this noon, was attended by a six persons from the Pradesh Congress, five from the National Conference, six from the PDP, five from the SP and two each from the Janata Dal, CPI and PRM. Courtsey DDINEWS