SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday asked the opposition to “understand the painful situation in the valley” and not to add to the “existing trust deficit”.
In a statement issued here, PDP’s chief spokesperson, Dr Mehboob Beg, appealed all the pro-India opposition parties and leaders to “send-out a clear message, that they, as sons of the soil, were equally pained at the prevailing situation and shared the grief of the people”.
He said the ongoing uprising was not particularly aimed at any one political party.
“It is against the mainstream political system as a whole. Treat it with the respect and depth that it deserves. The mainstream parties must not be seen to do anything that will add to the existing trust deficit and must look to bridge the gap,” he said.
“If any mainstream political party feels that it has a credible overnight solution to the prevailing situation, let it come out with its plan and the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP will not stand in their way. Merely resorting to political rhetoric will not help and shows a lack of respect for the current situation,” he added.
He said PDP was built “brick by brick” by Mehbooba Mufti under the “brilliant vision and guidance” of Mufti Sayeed. It was not a party driven by “power politics”, he said.
“All the political parties and leaders in the valley must behave with the utmost sensitivity and respect while dealing with the present situation, besides urging upon the Government of India to address the political aspirations of the people of Kashmir, in a time bound manner to prevent further alienation,” he said.