Amid rising tensions and violence in Kashmir, a senior politician and MLA Kulgam, M Y Taragami on Saturday advocated for constructive dialogue with separatists leaders to end ongoing unrest in the valley and resolve Kashmir issue.
"Present situation in the Kashmir is more grim and tense than it was in 2008 and 2010, guided with anger against governments and alienation, large number of children voluntary take part in protests, which is a matter of concern and Government of India should understand this and not go for cosmetic surgeries this time to douse the flames only," Taragami said while addressing a press conference here.
The lone CPI (M) legislator from Jammu and Kashmir further added that GoI must understand the ground reality and accept that to hold dialogue with all is the only solution.
"We have Army, CRPF, BSF other paramilitary forces and numerous battalions of state police in Kashmir but so far these measures have not yielded any result," he said, adding, "GoI must review its policy on Kashmir and understand the fact that militarization of entire Kashmir will not serve any propose unless and until Kashmiris are not involved in the process to bring peace".
"Without wasting time GoI should engage all the stakeholders including separatists in a constructive dialogue process to find permanent out solution of the problem" he said, adding, "There is no harm in holding talks, in past then Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani held parleys with separatists as well as members of Hizbul Mujahideen and he had described them as angry own people not aliens."
He said in 2010, parliamentarians committee and GoI appointed interlocutors talked to separatists but unfortunately the recommendations of these committees not implemented on grounds, which further give rise to feeling of alienation among people.
He said this time government should take the initiative and initiate sincere dialogue process with stakeholders, with sole aim to end the impasse.
"Parliament session is in progress, I request the government to constitute a committee, which will take stock of Kashmir situation and also empowered to talk with all the stakeholders including separatists, I hope that people of Entire County would support this initiative for unity and sovereignty of the nation," he said.
Taking dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Taragami said PM, who is quite outspoken and talked about variety of topics must spoke on Kashmir unrest.
"Even after 22 days, Prime Minister not utter a single word on unrest," he said, adding, "PM should talk about sorrow of common Kashmiri and must express grief on deaths of innocent civilians, so people not feel alienated and this initiative of PM will go a long way to build trust among people".