Discussing, threadbare, the deteriorating situation in the valley and elsewhere in the State, Congress today expressed serious concern over the losses caused to property and life in the backdrop of the protests erupted in the valley and urged upon all the stake holders to help restore complete peace in the valley and elsewhere. Congress also urged the GOI to start a sustainable & meaningful political dialogue with all Stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the Kashmir problem, as the people of the State can no longer remain in a state of disarray for no fault of theirs’.Addressing the meeting of Senior Leaders of the Party, JKPCC Chief G. A. Mir stated that Congress party being a constructive opposition and as committed to the cause of serving people has remained steadfast in order to bring back normalcy in this strife torn valley and it will continue to work for restoration of complete peace, as the peace and normalcy is must for overall development of the State and people. He said any issue can be addressed through peaceful means alone.
He said the Valley has suffered immensely due to the extremely volatile situation in the backdrop of unabated killings and injuries to thousands and this is the right time for everyone concerned about the wellbeing of the people, should think about the repercussions this unrest is going to have economically and socially in the valley and elsewhere in the State in near future, the impact of which would be distressing enough. He emphasized that Centre must come-up with some long term and short term CBMs to restore confidence of the people rather than remaining limited to official Statements only.He said despite the strenuous efforts put in place by Congress Party both at State and Centre level, Centre Govt could not do what was immediately required or expected of it (Centre) to put an end to the unrest, although many steps were taken to bring back normalcy, but no breakthrough was achieved in this regard, as the uncertainty in Kashmir continues.
The meeting observed that Govt of India must initiate a dialogue process with all stake holders in the State to find an amicable solution to the Kashmir issue, as the people of the State have suffered immensely in every respect and there is a need for initiating a sustainable and meaningful dialogue process without any further loss of time, as the dialogue and reconciliation process is the only way forward to settle issues.Those who addressed the meeting included Former PCC President Peerzada Mohd Syed, Former Minister Taj Mohi U Din, MLC Gulam Nabi Monga, MLA Haji Abdul Rashid Dar Vice Presidents, MLA Gulzar Ahmad Wani, Spokesperson Farooq Andrabi, Treasurer K. K. Amla, Nazir Ahmad Khan, Former Minister Raman, Matoo, Shoiab Nabi Lone, S.S. Channi, Hilal Ahmad Shah General Secretaries, besides Mohd Aslam Laigoroo, Zahid Hussain Jan, G. M. Mir, Haji Farooq Mir, G. N. Mir Lasjan, Mohd Sultan, Abid Kashmiri, Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan, Sahil Farooq, Dr. Syed Ahmad, Amir Rasool, Kadfeen Ch, Shameema Raina, Dr. Fayaz, Farhat Qureshi, Mir Rovais, Bilal Kongwani, Gurmeet Singh and others. (KNS)