Opposition expresses concern over Kashmir situation

New Delhi: Following persistent demand by a united Opposition, the government today agreed to have a debate on the prevailing Kashmir situation in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow with Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking support from all sections to resolve the "complicated" issue.

Opposition leaders, including those of Congress, CPI(M), SP and JD(U), also expressed serious concern over the continuance of curfew for over a month in the Kashmir valley.

They sought a stop to the use of pellet guns on protestors, sending of a parliamentary delegation there to talk to all sections of people and an all-party meeting.

As they raised the issue during the Zero Hour, 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.