All-party delegation in Kashmir interacts with 'open mind'
SRINAGAR: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the all-party delegation has come to Jammu and Kashmir with an 'open mind' and hopes to 'carve out a path for taking the region out of its present cycle of violence'.
"The team has come with an open mind and the main purpose was to interact with people, listen to them patiently," said Chidambaram.
"We are here to listen to your views, we will give you a patient hearing, what you think we need to do, in order to bring to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, the hope and the belief that their honour and dignity and their future are secure as part of India," he added.
PDP President Mehbooba Mufti did not meet the delegation but sent senior leader Nizamuddin Bhatt. who told reporters later 'although we were given just 15 minutes to put our point' , we have told the delegation that "all suggestions from the mainstream or separatist quarters should be considered."