Kashmir Policy and Strategy Group (KPSG) today said the situation in Kashmir cannot be dealt with as a simple law and order problem and maintained that Kashmir calls for a visionary course correction at all levels.
This was stated by a delegation of Kashmir Policy and Strategy Group (KPSG) led by its Chairman Ashok Bhan which with President Pranab Mukerjee and discussed issues confronting Kashmir.
"The delegation discussed ways to bring about peace in the State particularly Kashmir. It said the unabated new age unrest 2010 onwards and consequent violence has cost the scores of innocent lives of citizens,the JK Police and other security forces personal. It said use of pellet bullets has blinded more than two hundred young men, girls and others and the protests, agitations, arrests, house arrests and curfews has become a daily feature," S Mathur, coordinator of the group said in a statement.
"The President said that his personal sympathies always have been with all the sections of the suffering people of Kashmir. He said there is always a room to resolve all the issues through talks and sustained dialogue without any loss of innocent lives. The President urged the youth to abjure violence and take the root of meaningful dialogue. He said he will support initiative of peace process that is aimed at winning the hearts of suffering people and for resolving the Kashmir imbroglio through dialogue with all the sections within the ambit of Humanitarian jurisprudence. Kashmir has always been citadel of civilisational richness with strong pluralist and inclusive society. Youth of the State must endeavour to work for revival of civilisational pride of Kashmir," the statement added.