Kashmiris want ceasefire extended, more peace building measures from GoI: PDP

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SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Fridaypitched for resumption of result-oriented dialogue over Kashmir with all stakeholders and underscored the importance of positive discourse being witnessed across India to take the state out of the sordid conditions.
In a statement issued here, PDP general secretary Mansoor Hussain Sohrawardhy hailed the political leadership and India’s civil society over “the concern being expressed by them to address the Kashmir issue in an amicable way”.
“Such developments are very positive for the return of peace in Jammu and Kashmir. The constructive role being played by the country’s leadership and intellectual class to end the sufferings of the people of Kashmir are appreciable and significant,” Mansoor said. “There is a dire need to take concrete measures that could stop the younger generation of the state to go adrift. They need to be shown light at the tunnel’s end and we need to instill in them the hope and courage to excel in all fields of development and growth.”
The PDP leader asserted that after the Ramadhan ceasefire, things have begun to move gradually towards positivity and people have once again begun pinning hopes in the political leadership for the resolution of the long pending issues. “This could be said with utmost certainty that all people in Kashmir want ceasefire to get extended after Ramadhan and more confidence building measures (CBMs) to be taken by the government so that the an era of tranquillity and peace is ushered with eager hope and impeccable will,” he said.
The PDP general secretary said the party never bartered the interests of the state for the petty power and has always been upholding its principles supreme. “The struggle of the PDP to ensure peace and tranquillity in the state has subtly begun to bear positive results and the party along with the people of the state are sure that more peace building measures, coupled by consistent, result oriented and serious dialogue process with all stakeholders is initiated at an earliest for the resolution of Kashmir issue.