Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Saturday expressed hope that the talks between Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh and Pak Premier, Nawaz Sharief would prove fruitful for addressing all pending issues between the two countries amicably across the table.
“Our eyes are presently at the summit room in New York where the two leaders will be talking”, he said and referred to various attempts made at derailing the dialogue. He said the recent militant attacks in Hira Nagar and Samba were aimed at disrupting Manmohan Singh-Nawaz meet in New York.
Omar Abdullah was addressing at a function after laying foundations of Rs. 31 crore Parking Lot at Lal Chowk and Rs. 351 crore Jahangir Chowk-Natipora flyover at Rambagh here.
“We have observed that whenever the atmosphere for talks between the two countries is built and schedules are out in this regard, terrorist attacks or something most untoward is created to sabotage the talking process”, he said and showered praises over Dr. Manmohan Singh that despite pressure on him, he went ahead to talk to his counter-part at New York defeating the designs of peace inimical and anti-dialogue elements who always conspire and attempt to disrupt talks when the occasions of talks are created.
Omar Abdullah said that animosity between India and Pakistan has inflicted deep injuries and pain to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “Thousands of our youth have lost their lives, Jhelum waters were blooded, every household bore the brunt of the gun, our economy got shattered and people became jobless. Now, if the people of Jammu and Kashmir cherish or friendship between India and Pakistan to live in peace and safeguard the future of our children, we are absolutely right”, he said and castigated those who want to sabotage dialogue. He said without naming BJP that the Prime Minister of this party extended hand of friendship to Gen. Musharraf from Srinagar when scores of people were falling victim to the bullets in the Valley.
Omar Abdullah said that when everyone globally believes and recognizes that the dialogue is the only way forward to find out solution to the issues, then all should contribute positively to facilitate the dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve all political issues amicably. He said, though, these issues cannot be solved in a single meeting, yet, talking to each other would help to create a roadmap of carrying forward the meaningful dialogue to a logical conclusion.