SRINAGAR: Welcoming the significant development of the agreement by DGMOs of India and Pakistan to fully implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 and stop cross border firings, PDP chief spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir on Wednesday said this is a major CBM for people of the valley that will bring peace.
In a statement, Mir said the maturity shown by both countries and realisation of the fact that talks alone can solve issues, is a great relief to the people of the state.
He said unless the borders are calm, the chances of a sustained and meaningful dialogue get halted as everything is seen through the prism of security.
“These series of CBMs should not be abandoned by the local polity of the valley and that both the mainstream and the separatist leadership must come across the table for the interest of the people. Keeping political ideology and compulsions aside, the political process must see everybody’s larger participation as it is the desire of the people to see valley peaceful again,” he said.
PDP spokesperson said these CBMs also carry an opportunity to meet the trust deficit that the people of Kashmir are facing. He said the CBMs must be institutionalised and carried forward with a sustained approach.
Lauding the chief minister for convincing New Delhi in reconditioning its policy, Mir said, “PDP’s idea of peace and reconciliation is the only way forward where talks form the foundation of this approach and every stakeholder including the separatists are taken on board for the interest of the people.”
“The separatists also represent a considerable population and their being a part of this reconciliatory process was essential,” Mir added.