Coalition Govt failed to live up to expectations: Bhan
‘CBMs NEED OF THE HOUR’
Srinagar, May 7: Senior Congress leader and prominent lawyer, Advocate Ashok Bhan, on Saturday lashed out at the National Conference led coalition government in JK for “not living up to the expectations” of the people.
“Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) like release of political detainees, removal of bunkers, jobs to the unemployed and effective maintenance of law and order are the need of the hour but the government of the day which is elected for managing the day to day affairs has failed to live up to the expectations of the people,” Bhan, whose party is a part of the coalition government, said in a statement.
Referring to the the peace process initiated by the UPA government with the people of Jammu and Kashmir, he said, “The process has assumed greater importance within the societal introspection going on for last several years for formation of political agenda by separatist and mainstream parties in the state.”
“Growing disaffection among the Valley’s population both Muslims and exiled Pandits has polarized the political discourse to negativities. Militancy has lost its punch and sting. Violence has no place and peace has become sine qua non for settlement and solution narration which is no change in the borders and acknowledgement of irrelevance of UN resolutions and politics to take centre stage,” Bhan added.
He said that separatist politics gave rise to three successive summer agitations and pushed the gun to the background. “Sustained dialogue with people can win the hearts and minds and will end their miseries which eventually will lead to a lasting solution with dignity,” he said.
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