National Conference on Sunday expressed "concern" over the "deteriorating" situation in Kashmir and "rising incidents of violence" in the state.
At its Core Group meeting chaired by President Dr Farooq Abdullah here, the National Conference members also expressed disappointment at the "complete failure of the state government vis-à-vis governance and creating a suitable peaceful environment as evidenced by the cancellation of the Anantnag by-poll, as also rising incidents of violence and turmoil in the state."
"The Core Group also expressed disappointment over the unwillingness of the Government of India to recognize the political nature of the problem which has compounded the situation in the Valley and added to the already-serious level of alienation," a spokesman of NC said in a statement.
Expressing grief and sorrow over loss of lives in recent incidents of violence in Kashmir, the Core Group expressed solidarity with bereaved families and extended the party's condolences to them.
The Core Group meeting was attended by NC's Working President Omar Abdullah, General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, senior leaders Muhammad Shafi (Uri), Abdur Rahim Rather, Chaudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Mubarak Gul, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, Sakina Ittoo, Khalid Najeeb Suharwardy, Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo and Javed Rana.