Srinagar, August 25 (Scoop News)-Calling for urgent de escalation of tension along the LOC, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today said that the alarmingly developing situation highlights need for a permanent resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue rather than giving in to war rhetoric. In a press conference the party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said here today the union government cannot overlook the misery, pain and dislocation that the people of the state have to bear every time peace is shattered along the borders. He maintained that the fact of Nawaz Sharif having won a decisive mandate in Pakistan on promise of reconciliation with our country should work as a historic new element in Indo Pak relations which should not be allowed to derail by isolated incidents howsoever provocative they might appear. He also said while shaping our response to the emerging situation the concerns of J&K as main victim of past wars and strife and its direct stakes in future should not be overlooked
Mufti said that the the rising tensions along the LOC and some points on the international border with Pakistan have caused a deep worry in our state. From Kargil to Kathua there have been incidents of serious nature threatening the decade long ceasefire between the two countries which have rarely seen such a long thaw in there relations. The ceasefire had in the past survived even grave provocations like the Mumbai atrocities but it now looks like falling apart under the impact of unfortunate killings and the attendant rhetoric unleashed by some hawkish elements.
There are reports of dislocation of civilian population from some forward areas especially in Poonch and Rajouri districtshe said.
Talking to reporters he said that People along the LOC and the international border had heaved a sigh of relief ever since the historic Vajpayee initiative from Srinagar in 2003 of extending a hand friendship with Pakistan. The residents had for the first time since independence experienced calm and peace and a semblance of stability had returned to their lives. But the feeling of dislocation and fear has returned to haunt them.
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