Budgam (Kashmir), May 2 – Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Governments of
Addressing a series of public meetings in Beerwa and Khansahib assembly segments of the
The PDP Patron said the remarkable feature of the peace process that was evident between 2002 and 2005 was that for the first time in J&K’s history, the State Government had initiated, catalyzed and driven the process, instead of being a passive recipient of the bilateral initiatives. “Immediately after the assembly election of October 2002, the State Government took the centre-stage to drive and facilitate the peace and resolution process” he said and added that the results of these bold initiatives were there for everybody to behold.
Sayeed said, unfortunately, after the change of guard in 2005, the peace and reconciliation efforts took a back seat and despite having three Roundtable Conferences on Kashmir and constituting five Working Groups, there was little movement forward on the resolution of the problem and not a single recommendation of the Working Groups has been implemented till date. He said it was because of the dallying attitude of the Government of
Sayeed said the present disappointing situation necessitates some bold political and economic measures to build people’s confidence. “At present what is needed the most is the political will to move forward on the resolution process with greater trust in the people of the State, only then can the dialogue and the peace process culminate in a resolution that would bring everlasting peace, not only in Jammu & Kashmir, but the whole subcontinent,” he said.
PDP candidate for Srinagar parliamentary constituency Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari and PDP leaders Dr Mohammad Shafi, Saif-ud-Din Bhat and Aga Sayed Mehmood also addressed the meetings.
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