Mehbooba welcomes resolution

Mehbooba welcomes resolution

Mehbooba welcomes resolution
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday welcomed the resolution adopted at the all-party meeting in New Delhi. Her predecessor and opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, however, said the visit of the delegation to the Valley achieved nothing.

The chief minister said the resolution adopted at the all-party meeting in New Delhi has reiterated the urgency of engagement and dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir.  “We hope a fresh and productive effort would be made by the country’s political leadership to reach out to all the stakeholders in the state to address the issue through inclusive and comprehensive engagement,” she said.

“Unfortunately, the separatist leadership missed the recent opportunity of engaging with the country’s Parliamentarians, during their visit to the state, to find a solution to the problem,” she said and added that by shying away from talks, the separatist leadership is in danger of being squarely blamed for holding up the resolution process when an opportunity was there to address the issue through political and democratic means.

Mehbooba said violence in any form only brings miseries to the people and is not a means to seek resolution of the problem. “Our children are getting killed and maimed and our social fabric is slipping into disorder. We shall have to ponder over how long we are going to allow this self destruction to continue?” she said.

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