Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday appealed all stakeholders in the State to come forward and join the dialogue offer made by the Central Government recently.
Interacting with media persons on the sidelines of inauguration of Mehjoor Bridge here today, the Chief Minister asked all the stakeholders in the State to play their role in ending the cycle of violence, ensuring a durable and dignified peace in the State and for addressing all the issues confronting the State. She said the peaceful engagement offers it all and hoped all sections in the State would join it to get Jammu & Kashmir out of the difficulties it has been caught up for the last three decades or so.
The Chief Minister noted that the dialogue offer by the Union Home Minister came in the backdrop of Centre’s decision to suspend security operations in the State which has created a conducive atmosphere for peace and dialogue in the State. She appealed the people to guard this positivity generated on the ground and not let anything to happen which has the potential to disturb this positivity.
Mehbooba Mufti said it was satisfying to note that people have experienced a general relief ever since the security operations were suspended in the State. She hoped that the Central Government would take a holistic view considering all aspects while deciding on it in the coming days.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the Rs. 20 crore Mehjoor Bridge over Flood Channel which would give a huge relief in traffic congestion of Srinagar city. The bridge would provide an alternative connectivity to Srinagar to Railway Station and Airport via Bye Pass.