Mufti Says Consensus On Kashmir Is Possible
16 October 2003
The Asian Age
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, has asserted that for the first time since independence a national consensus on Kashmir has become possible. This is because of the realisation that no one can afford to lose the historic opportunity to address the alienation of the people for restoration of a lasting peace in the state, he said. The chief minister who was addressing a seminar here on Monday said that people of the state had also for the first time felt during the last Assembly elections that they are the masters who can elect the government of their choice and there is no hegemony of any individual or party. Mr Mufti Sayeed, however, said that the enemies of peace would continue to make effort to create obstacles in restoration of normalcy in the state.