Engage separatists: Tarigami to PM
‘Interlocution not enough, Govt shelved 8-point formula’
Srinagar, Aug 16: With New Delhi appointed interlocutors failing to break ice with separatists, CPI-M General Secretary, M Y Tarigami, Tuesday urged Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to initiate dialogue process with “voices of dissent” for resolving the Kashmir problem.
“Interlocutors might have done some useful work but that is not enough. It has now become essential that Prime Minister should talk to those who are not a part of democratic setup,” Targami told a press conference here.
The dialogue process has to be made result oriented, the leftist leader said.
The 3-member panel of interlocutors including Dileep Padgaonkar, M M Ansari and Radha Kumar was appointed last October by the Government of India to recommend roadmap for resolving Kashmir. Though the panel is likely to submit its report in October this year, it has failed to hold parleys with separatists on solving Kashmir problem, except for a meeting with senior separatist leader Moulana Abbas Ansari.
Tarigami asked New Delhi and Islamabad to give up their stated position on Kashmir and show statesmanship to solve the problem.
“We have been listening to this tune of Attot Ang (by Government of India) and jugular vein (by Pakistan) about Kashmir for past 64-years. The need of the hour is true statesmanship to solve the issue. Kashmir has been accepted as an issue at all levels,” he said.
Tarigami accused state government of failing to implement the 8-point formula recommended by Government of India last year in wake of summer unrest in which more than 117 civilians lost their lives.
He alleged there is no forward movement on revocation of Disturbed Areas Act and Armed Forces Special Power Act as was recommended under the formula.
“Why is government silent? Despite decrease in violence graph government’s response to the situation is same as that of 90’s,” Tarigami said. “What are the lessons we learned during the last year's unrest. Both state and center are equally responsible for shelving the 8-point formula.”
Tarigami alleged that arrests of youth and their harassment are continuing in the Valley in contravention to Government of India recommendation to release the youth arrested on the charges of stone pelting.
“There is a method adopted by government to it. The law and order is for providing relief to people and not for harassing them,” he said.
Tarigami said government had announced a judicial commission into the killings of civilians during last summer unrest. “One year has passed government should inform the people that what happened to the inquiry. We will ask government to table findings of the Commission in the upcoming Assembly session. Culprits must be punished,” he said.
Asking Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah to “learn from the experiences”, Tarigami said government should allow protests for “legitimate demands.”
On the resumption of talks between India and Pakistan, Tarigami said he welcomed the move, but the pace of dialogue process was slow which disappointed the people of Kashmir.
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