Yechury, Raja and Owaisi likely to meet Geelani

Srinagar, Sep 4 (IANS) Three members of the all-party delegation – Sitaram Yechury, D. Raja and Asaduddin Owaisi – are likely to call on hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani here on Sunday, sources said.

The three are likely to call on Geelani at his uptown Haiderpora residence in Srinagar in the evening, the sources told IANS.

The all-party delegation headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Srinagar on Sunday on a two-day visit to the Kashmir Valley in the wake of the unrest that has led to over 70 deaths in clashes since July 9.

The delegation includes Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan and Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh.

Other prominent members are Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and Ambika Soni, Communist Party of India’s Raja, Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Yechury, and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen head Owaisi.

–IANS

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