#Day43: Here Is J&K Assembly Opposition’s Memorandum To President

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Artist Masood's Hussain's pellet injury portrayal.
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A deputation of the Opposition Parties from J&K led by National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah and consisting of Senior Leaders from Indian National Congress (INC), Communist Party of India – Marxist (CPI-M), Peoples’ Democratic Front (PDF) and Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) called on the Honourable President of India at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi Saturday on the 20th of August, 2016 and submitted the following resolution:

The delegation was led by NC Working President Omar Abdullah and consisted of JKPCC Chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir, Senior Leader CPI-M M Y Tarigami, President Peoples’ Democratic Front Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, President Democratic Party Nationalist Ghulam Hassan Mir, Senior NC Leaders – Ali Mohammad Sagar, Abdul Rahim Rather, Mubarak Gul, Chowdhary Mohammad Ramzan, Mohammad Akbar Lone, Mian Altaf, Ms Sakina Ittoo, Devender Singh Rana and Nasir Aslam Wani, Senior Congress Leaders (Led by Ghulam Ahmed Mir) – Nawang Rigzin Jora, Shyam Lal Sharma, Ghulam Nabi Monga, Aijaz Khan,  Haji Abdul Rashid, Bula Ram and Ravinder Sharma, a statement issued by National Conference said this evening.

Memorandum To The Honourable President Of India

By

Delegation Of Opposition Parties From J&K

On the prevailing political unrest in J&K

(On 20th August, 2016 at New Delhi)

Shri Pranab Mukherjee

President of India

Rashtrapati Bhawan

New Delhi

Your Excellency,

On behalf of our respective parties, we the undersigned want to convey our grief and concern about the current unrest in Kashmir which has claimed more than sixty young lives till now and resulted in injuries to thousands with many of them being maimed and blinded for life. This is a grave, heart-rending tragedy.

We express our deep disappointment and displeasure at the response of both the Central and the State Government to the current unrest in Kashmir, which stems from their insensitivity towards the sufferings and sentiments of the people of the State.

The failure of the Central Government to acknowledge that the issue in Kashmir is largely of a political nature has worsened the already volatile situation. The Central Government’s refusal to deal with the situation through a political approach is disappointing and can have serious long term implications on peace and stability in the State.

The unchecked use of lethal force against civilians has maimed and blinded hundreds of young boys and girls. The use of such weapons, particularly pellet guns continues unabated while as repeated appeals to ban their use have yielded no results.

We request your Excellency to impress upon the Central Government to initiate a credible and meaningful process of political dialogue without any further delay involving all stakeholders to address the political issue in the State. We also request you to influence the Central and the State Government to stop the use of lethal force against civilians in the Valley.

A continued delay to engage with the people of the State through a comprehensive and sustained political initiative will further deepen the sense of alienation in the Valley and cast a shadow of uncertainty on its future generation.

With warm regards,

Yours Sincerely,

(Undersigned)

(Mr. Omar Abdullah)

Working President

J&K National Conference

(Mr. Ghulam Ahmed Mir)

President

J&K Pradesh Congress Committee

(Mr. M.Y. Tarigami)

Senior Leader

CPI-M

(Mr. Ghulam Hassan Mir)

President

J&K Democratic Party Nationalist

(Mr. Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen)

President

J&K Peoples’ Democratic Front

I agree to the Terms and Conditions of Kashmir Life

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