Reiterating resolve of his party to fulfill Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s visionary agenda of peace and reconciliation in the State, General Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sartaj Madni today asked Centre to immediately initiate some comprehensive Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to remove alienation among Kashmiri youth. He said that keeping in view the prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley, Centre must initiate dialogue process with all stake holders to establish lasting and sustainable peace in this region.According to a statement issued to KNS, addressing a function in connection with the 17th foundation day of the party at Jammu this afternoon, Sartaj Mandi, who is former Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, said that after visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, now it is a high time for taking some bold initiatives to fulfill wishes and aspirations of the people of the State in general and Kashmir Valley in particular.While pointing towards the recent unfortunate violent incidents in Kashmir Valley which resulted into human and economic losses, Madni said that need of the hour is to ascertain real cause of prevailing anger and alienation among youth of the Valley.
“Union Home Minister has himself assessed ground situation of the Valley by visiting Kashmir”, he said and pointed out that people of the Valley have urged Rajnath Singh to immediately take some concrete steps to address grievances of the youth.“It is hard reality that alienation among youth could not be removed through oppressive means so we have to adopt human approach to reach out to alienated lot of the society, which is being exploited by some forces for petty political gains”, Madni observed and emphasized on the need of adopting “healing touch” policy of late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to heal wounds of the people at this crucial time.Madni reiterated commitment of his party to carry out a relentless struggle to achieve the party’s target of establishing lasting peace in the state and to create a space for everyone to contribute and thrive in the democratic process with dignity.
He reiterated party’s resolves to carry forwards late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s policy of peace and reconciliation.“Peace is imperative for growth and development of the State so our first priority should be to establish lasting and sustainable peace by taking on board all the stake holders”, he said and added that youth and women always occupied prime place in PDP’s agenda as stake-holders in social upliftment and political and economic empowered. He called upon youth of the State to shoulder their responsibility to restore peace in the State to carve out a new path of growth and development under the leadership of Mehooba Mufti, who has reiterated her commitment to carry forward and accomplish the agenda of peace, reconciliation and economic development.Sardar Rangil Singh, Ved Mahajan, Mehboob Iqbal, Trilok Singh Bajwa, Rafiq Hussain Khan, Surinder Choudhary, Qamir Din, Shah Mohammad Tantray, Ferdos Tak, Daman Bhasin, Sukhvinder Singh, Falail Singh, R K Bali, Jatinder Bhat, Vijaya Dogra, Rajinder Manhas, Bhushan Lal Dogra, Hussain Ali Bafa, Ramesh Koul, Vinod Sharma, Dr Harmesh Slathia, Surinder Singh, Shafiq ur Rehman, Hans Raj Kalotra, Bashir Ahmed Runiyal, Nasir, Shamim Dar, Shahul Haq and others spoke on the occasion. (KNS)