He told a delegation of opposition leaders of Jammu and Kashmir, led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah, that those who lost their lives during the recent disturbances are a "part of us" and it is a matter of "distress" whether the lives lost are of "our youth, security personnel or police," official sources said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi later thanked the parties for coming out together to solve the Kashmir issue.

Expressing deep concern at the ongoing violence in the valley, Prime Minister Modi appealed to the people of the valley to help in restoring normalcy.

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PM Modi conveyed that “his government and the nation stand with the people of Jammu and Kashmir and suggested that all political parties should reach out to the people and convey the same” to them.

He expressed his commitment to the development of the state and its people and appealed for restoration of normalcy.The Prime Minister “appreciated the constructive suggestions” made by the leaders of opposition.

Delegation of J&K opposition parties led by Omar meets PM Modi

The meeting was held as the Kashmir Valley remains under strict curfew for the 45th day in a row since the July 8 killing of terrorist Burhan Wani.
At least 68 people have been killed and thousands injured in firing by security forces.

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(With agency inputs)

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