NC urges Delhi to initiate dialogue


Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday expressed concern over the government of India’s lackadaisical approach to initiate rapprochement and conciliation process in Kashmir.

In a statement, Ali Muhammad Sagar reiterated that National Conference is of the firm belief that the solution to Kashmir lies in only 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 seven youth there,” he said after meeting senior party functionaries at Nawa e subah.

Among others, the meeting was attended by Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, North Zone president Mohammad Akbar Lone, Provincial Vice President Syed Shafi, Provincial Secretary Showkat Mir, Provincial Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar.

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 the 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 the 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 any; it will push already aggravated youth to the wall. Central government should view writing on the wall and initiate a time-bound inclusive political process,” he said.


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