Bid To Derail Peace Process Will Be Frustrated: Mufti
7 April 2003
The Times of India
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed asserted that the effort from across the border to derail the peace process in the state would be frustrated and normalcy would be restored. 'Our enemy finds it difficult to digest the peace initiatives taken by the government as these have been yielding positive results,' Sayeed said here at a function to release the commemorative volume in memory of Mulak Raj Saraf on his 109th birth anniversary here on Monday evening. He said those living across the border have been desperately trying to derail the peace process, but his government will frustrate these designs of the enemy so that wishes of the people to have peace in the state prevail. 'We are committed no only to restore peace and tranquiality in the state but also to change prevailing system,' he said adding the coalition government is working with a mission to emeliorate lot of the people. Holding politicians responsible for the Kashmir situation, Sayeed said our political system needs to be 'cleansed'. 'Unless our political system is cleaned up, nothing can be achieved in other fields as it is the politicians who controls the affairs of the government,' he added. Making a strong plea for women empowerment, the Chief Minister said they have to be made equal partners in our march for socio-economic development and strongly favoured the Women Reservation Bill. He said that J&K government has set up two women police stations with the hope that they would prove better than their men counterparts.