Cross-LoC civil society dialogue ends

Jammu, Dec 16: The three-day cross-LoC Civil Society dialogue ended on Sunday here with joint resolution hailing the forward movement seen in the ongoing India-Pakistan dialogue .
 A statement issued at the concluding session of the intra-Kashmir conference said: “The political resolution of the Kashmir issue remains central to this process, and should be addressed in a time-bound manner.”
 The resolution welcomed the liberalised visa regime between the two countries and urged that it should be extended to the state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir.
 “There are three principal stakeholders of the process: India, Pakistan and the peoples of Jammu-Kashmir on both sides of the LoC.”
 The statement said the divergence in political opinion in Jammu and Kashmir can be overcome through consensus-building, and this should be encouraged and made a priority.
 “Rehabilitation of all displaced people, with special focus on those who were forced to move after 1989, should be dealt with urgently.”
 “We also urge the governments to uphold the sanctity of human rights, civil liberties, and tolerance for political dissent and also to ensure speedy justice for victims of human rights violations,” the statement added.
 “Enhancement of movement of people, goods, and services across the LoC needs urgent attention.”
 The joint resolution called for opening up of crossings at Skardu-Kargil, Turtuk-Khaplu and Jangar-Kotli and Jorian-Bimber and other traditional routes.
 “Cultural exchange, through joint literary events, should be encouraged with special cross-LoC permit for artists, writers, students, and researchers. Visits to heritage sites should be allowed.”
 The members of civil society called for facilitating exchange at LoC for books, magazines, and newspapers.
 “We urge the governments of India and Pakistan to lift the ban on television channels on either side of LoC as well as tele-communication channels should be restored,” the statement added.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 16 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 17 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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