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PM Modi's Kashmir Meet LIVE: Meeting Ends; Leaders Call It Positive; Cong Puts 5 Demands

Marking a first since the abrogation of Article 370, PM Modi has invited top Kashmiri political parties - NC, PDP, Congress, Apni Party, CPM for talks to resume political process in J&K

PM Modi's Kashmir meet

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Marking a first since the abrogation of Article 370, PM Modi has invited top Kashmiri political parties - NC, PDP, Congress, Apni Party, CPM for talks to resume political process in J&K
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20:11 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: PM Modi on today's meeting with J&K leaders

PM Modi pointed out in another tweet that the main priority is to strengthen grassroots democracy in J&K. He also wrote, "Delimitation has to happen at a quick pace so that polls can happen and J&K gets an elected Government that gives strength to J&K’s development trajectory."

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19:53 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: CPI-M claims Centre did not assure anything 'boldly'

CPI-M leader Yusuf Tarigami while speaking to the media asserted that while PM Modi listened carefully to all the points put forth by the leaders, and promised to look into them, they did not 'boldly' assure anything to them. 

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19:46 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: Home Minister Amit Shah says, 'committed to ensuring all-round development of J&K'

He further wrote in another tweet, "We are committed to ensuring all-round development of J&K. The future of Jammu and Kashmir was discussed, and the delimitation exercise and peaceful elections are important milestones in restoring statehood as promised in parliament."

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19:42 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: NC's Omar Abdullah speaks after meeting; says,'We want full statehood'

 

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19:40 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: PDP's Mehbooba Mufti says 'talks were in positive spirit'

 

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19:36 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: 'Extensive discussion on delimitation happened,' says MoS Jitendra Singh

Minister of State Jitendra Singh said that the meeting was 'cordial'. Diverting the direction of the leaders present towards the improving situation of Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi, as per Singh, pointed out the need for democracy to reach the grassroots. He added that extensive discussion on delimitation happened, and all political parties agreed to take part in it.

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19:30 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: Ghulam Ahmad Mir on meeting with PM Modi

 

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19:29 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: NC leader Farooq Abdullah says 'building trust in J& K necessary'

NC leader and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah while addressing the media after the meeting said, "Building trust in Jammu and Kashmir is necessary today."

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19:26 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: 'PM Modi wants to take J&K on a path visioned by Vajpayee', said former CM Nirmal Singh

Former Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Nirmal Singh cited the words of PM Modi after the meeting. He said, "PM pointed out that he wants to take Kashmir on a path visioned by Atal Bihari Vajpayee." 

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19:22 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: Govt did not comment on Article 370

As per sources, both  PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and NC chief Farooq Abdullah raised the topic of Article 370 but the PM Modi-led government did not comment. 

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19:16 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: PDP confirms that the topic of Article 370 was raised

PDP veteran Muzaffar Beig called it a 'satisfactory' meet. Elaborating on it, he said," We pointed out that Article 370 was to be ended by J&K constitutional assembly although did not demand to reinstate it since It's subjudice, It will be argued in court."

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19:16 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: PM Modi sees off leaders after meeting; visuals out

 

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19:06 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: Congress raises 5 demands in the meeting

As per sources, five demands were raised by the Congress party. The demands are:-

  • Restoration of statehood
  • Conduct Assembly Elections in Jammu & Kashmir
  • Re-implement domicile laws
  • Assist return of Kashmiri Pandits to the valley
  • Release political prisoners detained in the aftermath of Abrogation of Article 370
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19:01 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: Apni Party affirms that PM Modi listened to the 'pains and issues' of Kashmir

President of Apni Party Altaf Bukhari asserted that PM Modi listened to the pain and issues of Jammu and Kashmir for three and a half hours. He asserted the roadmap discussed is to complete delimitation and thereafter, conduct elections. Listing down the many topics discussed such as Panchayat Raj, development, and empowerment of the Jammu & Kashmir, he added, "PM Modi said, we are committed to statehood, and it will be given in the future". 

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18:53 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference calls it a 'positive meeting'

Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference Sajjad Gani Lone, talking about the meeting to the media, said that it was 'positive' meeting, where leaders spoke their minds out. He confirmed that the topic of statehood restoration was raised. 

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18:49 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: Meeting concludes; leaders seen leaving PM's residence

After over 3 hours, the meeting at the 7 LKM has finally concluded. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha, prominent leaders of Kashmir like PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad have been seen leaving the PM's residence. 

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16:42 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: PM Modi talks on restoration of Democracy

In his opening remark, PM Modi outlined that there is a need to focus on how smoothly democracy can be restored in Jammu and Kashmir, with a focus on developmental aspects, as part of which, he also talked about the engagement of youngsters of the valley by providing them employment. Moreover, he also talked about the initiative of Skill India. 

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16:32 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: Meeting going on in a structured format

As per sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to give the opening remark. Thereafter, presentations are to be made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Minister of State, Jitendra Singh, and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, followed by a speech by each of the guests. The meeting, as per sources, is going on in a well-structured format. 

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16:01 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir Meet LIVE Updates: First video out

 

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15:58 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: First visuals out

 

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15:49 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: Four presentations up for discussion in the meeting as per sources

As per sources, four presentations will be given by four Union Ministers on issues of Jammu and Kashmir during the meeting, which is presently underway at the PM's residence. 

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15:37 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: Meeting begins

 

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15:18 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha arrives at PM's residence

 

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14:35 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: J&K politicians arrive at PM's residence

JKPC leaders Sajad Lone and Muzaffar Hussain Baig leave for PM's residence. PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti too arrives at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg. 

Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ghulam Ahmad Mir and Tara Chand arrive at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg - Prime Minister's official residence

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14:24 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: CPI(M) hopes for rights of Kashmir

Our expectations are that it should be a good beginning to resolve the issues, concerns of the people of Jammu and Kashmir & Ladakh. Whatever has been done to us is not within the limits of the Constitution: Yousuf Tarigami, CPI(M) on All-Party Meeting called by PM Narendra Modi

Our rights guaranteed under the provisions of the Constitution of India have been snatched from us. We will demand the GoI and PM to reconsider & restore those rights which have been guaranteed by the Constituent Assembly of India: Yousuf Tarigami, CPI(M)
 

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13:40 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: Congress on Article 370 restoration

 

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13:40 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: Abdullahs reach Delhi

 

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13:13 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: BJP leaders hold meeting

 

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13:13 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: PM Modi meets Amit Shah

 

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11:40 IST, June 24th 2021
PM Modi's Kashmir meet LIVE updates: BJP's Ladakh MP warns Gupkar alliance to not speak for UT