With the all-party delegation scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav on Saturday appealed to the people of the State to seek a solution through dialogue, a hope echoed by the former Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.
Speaking to journalists during a party programme here, Mr. Yadav said the killing of young people was a matter of concern. While the entire country shared this concern, a way out would come only through talks.
Mr. Yadav said he discussed the issue with the Mufti, who had also met the Left leaders, including CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat, his CPI counterpart A.B. Bardhan and D. Raja.
Mr. Raja told The Hindu that the Mufti felt that the delegation should hold wide consultations with a cross-section of people and visit as many places and interact with people.
A message, he said, should be given from the visit that the entire country was keen on a solution to the problem and that the current situation needed to be defused.
The CPI(M) announced that its Parliamentary Party leader and MP, Sitaram Yechury, would join the all-party delegation.