Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Saturday maintained that peace in the state can only be achieved by embarking on the path of reconciliation and dialogue.
Addressing party workers at party headquarters here party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar said that New Delhi should shun looking at Kashmir through the prism of security. "We don't foresee any betterment in the situation in Kashmir until the civilian killings, crackdowns and other human rights violations are curbed and perpetrators are held accountable," he said.
Sagar maintained that the iron fist strategy of the GOI for past four years has worsened the situation. " New Delhi should at an earliest shun its stubborn attitude and embark on a path of reconciliation and reproachment with the aggravated people especially youth who stand immensely disenchanted with democratic process due to the wrong policies of former BJP-PDP led government," he said.
Sagar asserted that it is high time for the GOI to initiate result oriented dialogue in the state in order to salvage people from despondency and uncertainty. Party's provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani while addressing workers said that the very secular fabric and inter-communal bonhomie was impaired by the former BJP-PDP regime. "We have to show steadfastness in guarding states secular visage. It is through unity and amity that we can achieve development goals," he said impressing the party functionaries and workers to lend voice to voiceless.
'Prevailing situation in south Kashmir dangerous'
South Zone President of National Conference Dr Bashir Veeri while addressing party functionaries and workers at the Khanabal housing colony said that that the monster of conflict has devoured many of our people especially young. Underscoring the need for reconciliation he said, "The situation in south Kashmir is particularly grim and if it persists the situation can morph into a much dire one."
South zone president impressed upon the workers to highlight the plight of common wretched masses. "It is the prime duty of ours to highlight the woes of people. People are looking towards us to salvage them from despondency towards progress," he said.
Veeri while addressing the workers said that civilian killings and other human rights violations will hedge the prospects of peace in the state. "I have been urging for a parallel reconciliatory process to engage with the disenchanted youth. Violence, I have maintained will beget violence and the circle will continue," he said.