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Dozens of people have been injured in violence in Kashmir on Sunday as the All-Party delegation is holding a meeting this morning as an attempt to provide peace in the state.
In Shopian district, thousands of protesters took to the streets as security forces foiled a protest march called by separatists this morning. The protesters set an administrative complex on fire.
Hurriyat Conference rejected J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti's extended invitation to join the peace talks in presence of all-party delegation. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in her capacity as the chief of the People's Democratic Party, invited them.
The all-party delegation, which reached Srinagar, meets Mufti and then the opposition National Conference chief Omar Abdullah. Thereafter, through the day, they will meet all the mainstream parties at the Sher-E-Kashmir auditorium.
Among the 30-member all-party delegation, the Left, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party and Asaduddin Owaisi of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen were in favour of inviting the Hurriyat.
Their view was that the parties should keep the doors open and allow Hurriyat to take the decision on joining.
"The PDP has always believed that the Hurriyat Conference is a stakeholder in the peace, resolution and prosperity of the state," Mufti said.
"We intend to talk to individuals and groups who want peace and normalcy in Kashmir Valley," Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said before departure.