PDP CALLS FOR INDO-PAK DIALOGUE
‘State Facing Governance Crisis’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Jan 30: Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday passed two resolutions. It expressed concern over Indo-Pak peace process not moving ahead and “crisis of governance faced by the state”.
The PDP’s Central Executive Body which met here this morning in one of its resolutions said: “Party expresses deep concern at the continued freeze of peace process in wake of Mumbai attacks and calls upon Government of India to respond positively to the yearnings of peace and conflict resolution in South Asia.”
“The party notes with anguish the current diplomatic exchanges between the Governments of India and Pakistan convey the
impression of a cold war and feels it could have a negative impact on the situation in and around Jammu and Kashmir”, the resolution said, adding, “Along with an apparent hardening of postures the recurrence of ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC) and international border and increased incidence of violent actions within the state create a recipe for a throwback to pre-2003 situation which needs to be prevented. The state having been at the receiving end of situations like that is obviously looking at the scenario with an element of strong disapproval.”
“Party feels that there is no substitute to a process of structured dialogue that should be insulated against actions of the enemies of peace, individuals or groups. It was felt that the composite dialogue process between India and Pakistan should be restarted without any delay. The party views with hope and a positive outlook the proposed initiative of the Government of India to address the internal dimension of the issue of the state as articulated by the Union Home Minister. But the party is impelled to strike a note of caution.”
In another resolution, the party expressed deep concern over the “crisis of governance faced by the state during the past one year.” “ The Government needs to put its act together before it is too late,” the resolution said, adding, “The National Conference led by Government has failed to live up to the expectations of the common people. It has let loose its instruments of suppression instead of providing people with honest and efficient administration”.
“The law and order situation is once again a cause of worry and the human rights disaster is only getting compounded with innocents losing life property and self respect. Failure of the Government to deliver could come at a heavy price to the confidence of the people which the PDP had helped repair with great effort after 2002, the party places it on record with utmost regret,” the resolution added.
Earlier PDP leaders chalked out a strategy for the ensuing Panchyat and local bodies’ elections in the state and measures needed to strengthen the party.
The meeting was presided over by the PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed. The meeting deliberated upon the strategy to be adopted for the ensuing Panchayat and local bodies elections.
Party leaders also discussed membership drive launched last year and deliberated upon the issues to be raised in the coming Budget session, commencing next month.
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