Following is the text of the statement issued at the end of the all-party meeting on Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday:
“Leaders of various political parties who attended today’s meeting made valuable suggestions on ways and means to resolve the vexed issues that face us in Jammu and Kashmir.
“They agreed that the Constitution of India provides ample scope to accommodate any legitimate political demand through dialogue, civil discourse and peaceful negotiations.
“The meeting resolved to send an all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir. The leaders agreed that the delegation should meet all sections of the people and gather all shades of opinion. The visit of the all-party delegation would be facilitated by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The Government will take into account the deliberations at today’s meeting while considering measures and initiatives to reach out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The feedback received from the all-party delegation would form an important input into the Government’s evolving response on various issues relating to Jammu and Kashmir”.