Violence Cannot Derail Peace Process: Mufti
11 September 2003
The Times of India
Srinagar: Reiterating his government's resolve to continue with the road map outlining peace with dignity, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said normalcy will be restored in the state gradually. 'The situation is changing. Even the tourism industry is registering a big boom. Sporadic incidents of violence would not vitate the process of peace and dialogue. The government is committed to pull people out of morass and poverty,' Mufti said on the concluding day of Gulmarg Festival on Wednesday. Referring to the recent blast at Parimpora, Mufti said such unfortunate incidents only add to the woes of people and leave many affected. With an aim to ensure overall development of tourist hot spots like Gulmarg, development authorities have been constituted.