BJP wants J-K issue resolution within ambit of humanity

Srinagar: BJP on Wednesday said it is willing for a resolution of Kashmir issue within the ambit of justice and humanity.

"We want peace and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir. We want resolution of the problems on the basis of `insaaf` (justice) and `insaniyat` (humanity)," senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh told reporters here.

Singh is leading a six-member BJP MPs team, which is on a four-day tour to Jammu and Kashmir that began on April 11 to understand the problems of the people and "prepare a road map" for the state.

"We are willing to meet even those who consider Kashmir as a dispute but we will not knock at anybody`s door," he said referring to separatists.

We have come with an open and clear mind and will listen to all sections of the society, the BJP leader said, adding that the team will formulate a comprehensive report and submit it to the BJP president.

"The important issues brought before the team will also be raised in the parliament…From time to time voices of discrimination are emanating from one region or the other region in the state. We want to find out the actual situation," he said.

In the first leg, the team visited Jammu for two days and met around 25 delegations. "We are scheduled to meet 15 delegations here during our two days stay but the number can go up," he said.

He said if the team feels the need, it would visit the state again before finalising its report.

In response to a question, the former BJP president said the delegation will study the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the feasibility to continue it in the state.