Govt to brief opposition parties on China, Kashmir ahead of Parliament’s Monsoon Session
New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament’s Monsoon Session, the government has called leaders of opposition parties on Friday for a briefing on the India-China standoff in Doklam in Sikkim sector, and to discuss the situation in Kashmir regarding the killing of seven Amarnath pilgrims.
The all-party meeting to take the opposition leaders into confidence on the two issues would be held at the Home Minister’s residence and the issues will be briefed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
The decision to address the meeting was taken after the nation was hounded on both sides, by Pakistan and China.
The standoff between India and China in the Doklam Plateau, adjoining the tri-junction between India, China and Bhutan, was now a month old, with no end to it yet in sight.
Sources said the government also wanted to discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which has witnessed a spate of violence following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in July, 2016.
On July 10, militants attacked a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims, killing seven persons and injuring 19 others in south Kashmir’s Khanabal area on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.