Congress today stated that war cannot be solution to any problem as everything issue can be settled through peace and reconciliation process. The Party said that dialogue is the only way forward to settle issues on internal and external front.Congress also blamed both Centre and State Govt for the current unrest and expressed anguish over the deteriorating situation, this was stated by JKPCC Chief G.A. Mir while addressing a meeting of PCC Executive of Kashmir province, in Srinagar today.Expressing deep anguish over the current unrest in the Valley, PCC Chief castigated both State & Centre Govt for the deep alienation being found among the people, the mis-governance and misrule by the present dispensation has alienated the people leading to the deteriorating situation in the valley and elsewhere in the State. The current unrest has badly damaged the peace initiatives and the fire of which has already engulfed other parts of the State, as a result the situation is extremely volatile reflecting the complete failure and mishandling of the situation by the Coalition Govt in the State.
He said the inherent contradictions between State and Centre Govt on certain issues has exposed the PDP BJP alliance before the people signifying they are not on the same page on the issues, while as the Coalition Partners were trying put a united face to hoodwink the people, which has sent wrong and confusing signals across the State.He said people of Jammu and Kashmir had not voted to see the political drama being staged by the Coalition Partners for the sake of coming into power after enacting different stories on AoA, but they had voted for peace and prosperity. The politics of exploitation on the part of PDP and BJP remains the cause behind the anguish and agony being found among the people. The people in valley and other parts of the State feel betrayed and backstabbed by the Coalition Partners who have secured votes to defeat each other, as a result, there is a deep alienation among the common people of all the three regions.PCC Chief said the current unrest has brought death and destruction in the valley the fire of which has spread to other parts of the State. The tall claims by PDP BJP about the restoration of peace seems to be a distant dream as the situation is completely out of their control, besides there is no sign of improvement visible on the ground. He said the unabated civilian killings and use of excessive force on civilians has vitiated the atmosphere to a largest extent, thereby causing huge damages to life property in the valley, but still, no serious efforts are being made to ensure safety of the people by the Govt, he said.
Hitting out at Centre Govt for indulging in vote bank politics, PCC Chief blamed the Centre for trying to gain political mileage out of the valley unrest and said there was a need to have multi-pronged strategy to find a viable solution to the current unrest, but this is unfortunate that Centre has no policy for the J&K State.Expressing deep concern over the unabated civilian killings, injuries to thousands of people in the backdrop of the protests, PCC Chief said that innocent killings and use of excessive forces is highly condemnable and termed it as an act of war against the unarmed population in the valley.Seeking an end to arrest spree and ransacking of houses, harassment of civilians by the Forces, he sought an immediate end to arrests and harassment of innocent people and said that peace cannot be achieved by use of force or arrests, peace can be achieved through sustainable meaningful dialogue and he urged upon the Centre Govt to start a meaningful dialogue, immediately with all the stakeholders in order to find a solution to the problems.
Mentioning that achievements made by UPA I and UPA II have been derailed, he said the initiatives taken by the UPA Regime with regard to peace and stability in the State have been badly affected due to the wrong approach of both Centre and State Govt. What was achieved during the UPA rule has been damaged. The people have realized that it was the UPA Govt that had taken measures for restoration of peace and over development in the State, he said.Those who addressed the meeting included Former PCC President Peerzada Mohd.Syed, Forer Minister Taj Mohi U Din MLC & Vice President G. N. Monga, Amreen Badre, Spokesperson Farooq Andrabi, MLA Usman Majeed, MLA Mohd Amin Bhat, MLA Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Sr. Leader Khemlata Wakhloo, Raman Matoo, General Secretary Hilal Ahmad Shah, Nazir Ahmad Khan, Shameema Iqbal, District Presidents Ab. Gani Khan, Ab.Qayoom Shah, Aftab Ahmad Beigh, Haji Farooq Mir, Gulam Mohd Ganie, Secretaries Iran Naqib, Nissar Ahmad Khan, Org. Secys Mohd Sultan Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan, Sahil Farooq, Jawahira, Mohd Aslam Laigoro, Haroon Rashid, Bilal Ahmad Kongwani, Mushtaq Ahmad Khanday, Shameema Raina, Dr. Syed Ahmad, Amiral Rasool, Fayaz Ahmad Malik, Mohd Yosuf Bhat, Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh. (KNS)