Stone pelting, shutdowns will yield nothing: Omar
‘Govt To Facilitate Internal, External Dialogue’
Gurez (Bandipora), Aug 27: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said that stone pelting, shutdowns and violence would not yield anything. “The state has witnessed a gory era of violence which yielded nothing except death and destruction,” he said.
Asserting that stone pelting and shut downs is not solution to any issue, Chief Minster said the government is keen to address political issues in state by facilitating internal and external dialogue.
Addressing a public meeting in this border town, the Chief Minister said; “Internal dialogue is the only platform for all the shades of opinion to express their views in order to address the political issues confronting the state.”
Maintaining that Indo-Pak talks have immense role in addressing the Kashmir-centric issues, he said, “to address the Jammu and Kashmir-centric issues according to peoples aspiration the government considers Indo-Pak talks an essential point to reach an amicable solution.”
Stating that there is not any solution hidden in stone pelting and shutdowns except the social, economic and educational morass, Chief Minister said “stone pelting and shutdowns have made our social, economic and educational sector very weak and such actions will never help to address any issue.”
“We have underwent an era of militancy and we know it yielded nothing,” he said and appealed to all shades of the opinion to help restore normalcy and work for peaceful settlement of political issues.
“When dialogue process is available, why to resort to stone-pelting and hartals?” he said.
“We have promised to be facilitators in the talks at internal and external levels and my government is actively involved in it,” he added.
Without naming the Hurriyat Conference leadership, Chief Minster said; “the architects of hartal politics Tactics should realize where they are leading the future generation who should have been in school this time.”
“They should realize how much they are damaging the innocent people by dragging the children into stone-pelting.”
The Chief Minister said that the perpetrators of this kind of tactics should realize the damage they are doing to their own people. “Aisa Karne Say Hum Kashmir Ko Kahan Lay Ja Rahe Hain Aur Apne Bachon Ke Mustaqbil Ko Kis Tarah Daw Par Laga Rahe Hain” (Where are we dragging Kashmir and how we are damaging the future of our children by indulging in this practice).
On the development, Omar said that despite law and order situation in some parts of Kashmir, government has carried forward its agenda of speedy development across the state. He said rural and far flung areas like Gurez have been flagged as important areas in the development agenda of his government. “Every effort will be made to improve and upgrade the conditions of backward areas and help faster development”, he added.
The Chief Minister said that his government has taken up the issue of construction of tunnel to link Gurez with the valley and make the road communication a dependable affair round the year. “We want to bore a tunnel to connect Gurez with the valley in a similar way as has been proposed for Zojila”.
Omar said that special drive for recruitment in Police Department for the youth of Gurez will be organized after Eid. He said the engagement of trained nurses of Gurez under NHRM will also be considered actively.
MLA, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi also addressed the gathering.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 27 Aug 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 27 Aug 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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