Saying that Jammu & Kashmir has both internal and external dimensions, PDP President and former Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said that it is the people of the State who are the worst victims of the acrimony and beneficiaries of friendship between India and Pakistan.
Mehbooba Mufti said this while interacting with workers from Kupwara and Eidgah Assembly constituencies here on Thursday.
The former Chief Minister said relations with Pakistan have a direct bearing on the situation in the State and times have exemplified that whenever the relations between India and Pakistan were good, people here enjoyed an era of peace, development, and dialogue in the State. “Good governance surely restores the confidence of people but all effort on it gets wasted in the absence of dialogue and engagement, internally and externally”, she said adding the disruption of this engagement has resulted into a situation where people feel alienated from the system.
Mehbooba Mufti said the present situation of daily killings in the State is the result of the absence of a respectful political process and engagement which she said ought to be restored to instill confidence in the system among people and stop the killing spree in the State.
Vice President, A R Veeri; Member Parliament, Fayaz Mir, and several Zone Presidents were present in the meeting of Kupwara Assembly constituency while General Secretary, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura; MLC, Khursheed Alam; Dr Ali Muhammad and several Zone Presidents were present in the meeting of Eidgah Assembly constituency.