October 2018 News

NC Urges New Delhi To Initiate Dialogue On Kashmir, Calls For End To 'iron-fist Approach'

22 October 2018
Greater Kashmir


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday expressed concern over government of India's 'lackadaisical approach' to initiate rapprochement and conciliation process in Kashmir. In a statement, the party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar reiterated that National Conference is of the firm belief that the solution to Kashmir lies only in dialogue. 'We will make every possible effort to get the state out of the morass of uncertainty and chaos. What happened in kulgam has shaken us to the core and I am sure all the right thinking people in the country have certainly expressed regret over the barbaric killing of 7 youth there,' he said after meeting senior party functionaries at Nawa e subah. He said that New Delhi has been serving catchphrases and slogans as conciliation but the current situation demands sincere conciliatory process. 'New Delhi is irresolute about the gravity of situation and if the current phenomenon of uncertainty persists it can morph in a much dire situation,' he said. Sagar expressing his anguish over the loss of many lives at Laroo, Kulgam said that everyday civilians come in line of fire and add to the severity of the situation. 'I express my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the mayhem that was unleashed at Kulgam the other day. I also pray to almighty for the speedy recovery of those who were injured. In this hour of grief our party stands in unison with the distressed families.' General Secretary said that it was expected that the incumbent administration would embalm the people and lessen their woes by making amends to whatever bad was done in the former PDP-BJP led government. 'The iron fist strategy won't yield anything, it will push already aggravated youth to wall. Central government should view writing on the wall and initiate a time bound inclusive political process,' he said.

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