JK should not be seen as a political issue: Drabu

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir should not be seen as a conflict state or a political problem, but as a society with social issues, state’s Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu has said.

Speaking at an event themed Kashmir: the way forward’ here last night, Drabu asked the people to introspect over the nature and origins of the situation in the state and how it can be resolved.

We need to talk to ourselves before we talk to others and this must happen nationally as well, he said.

The PDP leader said there was a dire need to include concerns of the people of the state and not to get lost in the forest of symbols”.

“Don’t see J&K as a conflict state and a political issue, it is a society which has social issues right now. We are trying to find our own space and we are going through a process which many other countries are also going through, Drabu said.

It (J&K) is not a political issue as far as I can see. They have been barking up the wrong tree for the last 50 or 70 years by talking about the politics of it, that the political situation has never improved.

We seriously need to look at in terms of how it is a society that is in search for itself, he said at the event organised by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. PTI

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