‘Current situation demands sincere conciliatory process’
SRINAGAR: National Conference on Monday expressed concern over Government of India’s “lackadaisical approach” to initiate rapprochement and conciliation process in Kashmir.
In a statement, party general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said that National Conference (NC) is of the firm belief that the solution to Kashmir lies in only dialogue.
“We will make every possible effort to get the state out of the morass of uncertainty and chaos. What happened in Kulgam has shaken us to the core and I am sure all the right thinking people in the country have certainly expressed regret over the barbaric killing of 7 youth there,” he said after meeting senior party functionaries at party headquarters.
Among others, the meeting was attended by Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, North Zone president Mohammad Akbar Lone, Provincial Vice President Syed Shafi, Provincial Secretary Showkat Mir, and Provincial Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar.
Sagar said New Delhi has been serving catchphrases and slogans as conciliation but the current situation demands sincere conciliatory process. “New Delhi is irresolute about the gravity of situation and if the current phenomenon of uncertainty persists it can morph in a much dire situation,” he said.
Expressing anguish over the loss of many lives at Laroo, Kulgam, Sagar said that everyday civilians come in line of fire and add to the severity of the situation. “I express my condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the mayhem that was unleashed at Kulgam the other day. I also pray to Almighty for the speedy recovery of those who were injured. In this hour of grief our party stands in unison with the distressed families,” he said.
NC general secretary said it was expected that the incumbent administration would embalm the people and lessen their woes by making amends to whatever bad was done in the former PDP-BJP led government.
“The iron fist strategy won’t yield any (results); it will push already aggravated youth to wall. Central government should read writing on the wall and initiate a time bound inclusive political process,” he said.