There is no sincerity in starting the political process: Nizam-u-Din Bhat; Alienation level is increasing among people: CPI(M)
SRINAGAR: Various pro-India political parties Sunday met the home minister Rajnath Singh and urged him to resume sincere and comprehensive talks with Islamabad and all the stakeholders of Kashmir irrespective of their ideology.
A delegation of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led by Senior Vice President Sartaj Madani also called upon Rajnath. General Secretary Nizamu-Din Bhat, who was also present in the delegation, said that they told the Indian Home Minister to expedite the implementation of Agenda of Alliance, start an all inclusive dialogue with all the stakeholders, special status of the state should be safeguarded, Muslim majority character must be protected, and employment opportunities for youth should be created.
“We urged him to start the political process as was done during the rule of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and A B Vajpayee in 2002. But there is no sincerity in starting the political process,” Bhat said.
CPI (M) State Secretary, M.Y. Tarigami also called upon home minister and urged him to start a dialogue with the people. “We informed the Home Minister that the alienation level is increasing among people. Prime Minister’s ‘embrace’ slogan should be translated into action as mere slogans will not work and resolve issues. Proper political strategy and political dialogue with all stakeholders needs to be started as people are waiting for political initiatives from GoI,” Tarigami told a local news agency.
DPN president, G H Mir and Congress party delegation led by MLC Muzaffar Parray also met home minister in Srinagar.
A delegation of J&K People’s Conference led by President Sajjad Ghani Lone also called on the Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
A congress leader, who was part of the delegation, said they also urged the home minister to end the alienation of people in Kashmir by starting political outreach. The congress leader said they told the home minister that the present government has failed to curb the anger of people as it has stalled both inter and intra dialogue on Kashmir.
Earlier the trade and tour and travel bodies also urged Rajnath to start a dialogue process to end the political uncertainty in Kashmir.
Apart from Srinagar and Anantnag, Rajnath will travel to Jammu and Rajouri and will meet civil society members, leaders of political and social outfits, business leaders and others during his four day long visit.