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Cong forms panel to assess situation in Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Concerned over the "disturbed" situation in the Valley, the today formulated a policy-planning group for to take forward the peace initiative in the state.

The has been critical of the Centre as well as the PDP-coalition over the handling of the situation in J-K since July last year.

The policy-planning group is chaired by former Prime Minister and includes former Home Minister and CWC members Karan Singh and Ghulam Nabi Azad, besides the J-K in charge

"president has constituted a policy-planning group for under the chairmanship of Dr Manmohan Singh," general secretary said in a statement.

Other leaders who are part of the group include J-K president Ghulam Ahmed Mir, CLP leader in state Rigzin Zora, former MP Tariq Hameed Karra and party vice president Sharma.

Sources said the group will study and assess the ground situation and make initiatives for restoring normalcy to the state, which is facing unrest for quite some time now.

Meanwhile, vice president today met a delegation of and National Conference leaders. They later met President Pranab Mukherjee and apprised him of the current situation prevailing in the state.

"Met a delegation of and NC leaders,who will call on the President later today to express our concern over the situation in Kashmir," Gandhi tweeted.

The has been critical of both the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the PDP-coalition in the stae over the handling of the situation in the state which has been deteriorating in the wake of public outrage ever since the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 21:28 IST