Dialogue only way out: BJP
Kashmiri Students Meet Sushma, PC
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Aug 18: Amid the lingering tension in the Kashmir Valley, the BJP today said holding dialogue is the only solution to quell the unrest in the region.
“In democracy, solution to any problem lies in the dialogue process. It will not come out of stone pelting or from the bullets of the security forces,” senior BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said.
Interacting with students from different universities in Kashmir here, she said stone pelting will only give rise to more and more violence and will not solve any purpose.
“If stone pelting is there, then there will be firing from security forces as well. The solution lies in the dialogue process,” she said.
Kashmir has been rocked by violence following the death of a teenager on June 11 after being allegedly hit by a teargas shell at Gani Stadium near Rajouri Kadal. After that street protests broke out in the Valley claiming 59 lives so far.
Speaking at the interactive meet yesterday, BJP President Nitin Gadkari had said separation of Jammu and Kashmir is not acceptable to the party and problems of people of the Valley can be solved within the framework of the Constitution once violence is stopped and a “positive atmosphere” is made.
The students also met the union home minister P Chidambaram yesterday.
To start peace process in the Valley, he favoured creating a “positive atmosphere” while appealing to the people, particularly the youth, to “forget past and think for a bright future.”
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