Mufti asks India, Pakistan to strengthen peace process

Mohammad Imran
Ganderbal: Stating that Kashmir Issue will be resolved through peaceful talks and not by bullets, chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said on Tuesday that guns “only cause bloodshed and provide no solution”.
Mufti welcomed the recently-inked ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan, which called for an end to mortar fire along the International Border and hoped that the two nations will strengthen the peace process.
He recalled former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s statement that countries can change friends but not neighbours, while asking the two neighbours to resolve all controversial issues to let the peace prevail on the borders.
The CM was addressing a gathering after an Attestation-cum-Passing-Out-Parade of the 12th Batch of 385 trainee recruits at Police Training School at Manigam in Ganderbal district.
Crediting his previous tenure, from 2002 to 2005, for providing a “breath of fresh air” to the people in 2002, when “Kashmir resembled a prison”, he said his government will walk the same path this time also.
He said that his government would provide a transparent and accountable government to the people.
Congratulating the cadets, Mufti described Jammu and Kashmir police as “one of the most professional forces in the country”.