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‘Govt committed to resolving Kashmir issue peacefully’

Government was committed to providing medical help to those injured in the violence, the PM says

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Publish Date: Aug 12 2016 9:10PM | Updated Date: Aug 12 2016 9:13PM

‘Govt committed to resolving Kashmir issue peacefully’

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that his government was committed to resolving the Kashmir issue peacefully.

 
"We are open minded and our doors are always open. We are committed to find sustainable and peaceful solution to the issue of Kashmir in accordance with the basic principles of the Constitution," he said during the all-party meeting on Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi.
 
The meeting was held to discuss ways of restoring normalcy in the valley. 
 
At least 56 people have been killed and thousands injured in clashes between security forces and protesters during ongoing Kashmir unrest. 
 
The PM expressed sorrow over the deaths in the valley. 
 
"No matter who die, civilian or security personnel, we all feel sorrow for them. Their families have my full sympathies.
 
"I am pained by the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir. It is very painful that children are not able to attend the school, shopkeepers are suffering, and even government officers are not able to do any public-interest work," he said.
 
Government was committed to providing medical help to those injured in the violence, the PM said. 
 
"We also want to establish peace in the valley so that the locals can lead normal lives, earn their livelihood, send their children to school and sleep peacefully," he added.