Srinagar: The National Conference Saturday urged both India and Pakistan to initiate a time bound and result oriented dialogue process at the earliest for the settlement of Kashmir issue.
“Addressing party workers here, the senior NC leader Sheikh Mustafa Kamal urged the government of India to start a dialogue process with all stake holders in the state,” the statement said.
“Elections at a time when situation demanded conciliation and healing the wounds that were inflicted on the youth of Jammu and Kashmir due to the misgovernment of BJP-PDP coalition government are inconceivable. The coalition disenchanted educated youth of Kashmir to an extent that they are giving up higher studies and lucrative professions to pick guns,” Kamal said.
He said ULB elections are being held after thirteen years and the process could have waited until the government of India clear its stand on states special status and protect it in the SC but to our surprise the government didn’t rise up to the occasion and superimposed the elections on the state.
“National conference has maintained and built institutions in the state and will continue to do so with the support of people,” he said.
Kamal said that NC has upheld the honor and dignity of the state unlike “PDP who put the very soul of our state to flames”.