Opposition parties on Tuesday once again sought a discussion in the Rajya Sabha on the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir. The government agreed and said a discussion will take place on Wednesday.
Raising the issue, Naresh Athawale of the Samajwadi Party (SP) wanted to know when a discussion on the ongoing situation in Jammu and Kashmir would take place.
Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the Opposition would also help in controlling the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and urged the government to send an all party delegation to the state.
Earlier, Azad referred to the situation and said "curfew has entered 31st day in Kashmir today. We don't want to accuse the government on the situation; rather we are ready to help control the situation there. Innocent women and children are dying. Your security forces are dying. Why are you shying away from debate?".
As the members had some arguments over the issue, Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien intervened to say there ought not to be any politics over the Kashmir issue.
"Kashmir is not an issue to fight and to score political points. All of us are concerned it should be solved with the help of all people," Kurien said.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, however, said we have asked the Home Minister and debate can be held tomorrow as the government too wants to bring Kashmir developments to the mainstream.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh walked in to the House and promptly concurred with Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad for a discussion on the Kashmir situation tomorrow.
Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said there was no problem as both sides have agreed to discuss the matter. Singh also admitted that the situation was "serious" and sought the support of all sides in resolving the "complicated problem".
"We will resolve it through everyone's cooperation," he told the Upper House. Earlier, Azad complimented various parties raising the issue, for sharing the pain which Kashmir was going through.