December 2003 News

Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road a reality soon: CM

21 December 2003
News Network International

JAMMU: The puppet Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that return of Kashmiri migrants to the valley would also be a part of the peace process and prove a turning point in restoring normalcy in the state. Speaking at a function organised in connection with second death aversary of Manohar Nath Koul, Mufti Sayeed said that a historic opportunity is knocking at our doors for restoration of lasting peace and normalcy in the state and everyone has to contribute for it, Kashmir Times reported. Referring to the migration of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in the wake of lawlessness, he said it was an unfortunate phase as the majority community too could not show enough courage and rise to the occasion and persuade their KP brethren to stay put in the valley. He said that a congenial atmosphere for a lasting peace in the sub-continent has dawned and the people both in India and Pakistan are longing for normalisation of relations between the two neighbouring countries. He said several confidence building measures have been taken to strengthen peace effort and hoped that opening of Srinagar- Muzaffarabad road would become a reality soon.


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