Jammu and Kashmir News
ANANTNAG, SEPTEMBER 13: Vowing to end political instability of 70 long years in the state and restore people’s honour and dignity, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Sunday said he enjoys the faith and confidence of people in taking J&K forward on the path of peace and development.
He said Islam’s message of peace is too loud to be lost in the din of violence perpetrated by some people in its noble name. “Peace will not return with guns but dialogue. Innocent people in Syria, Iraq and Yemen are fleeing and taking shelter in Europe to escape bloodshed in their countries. Leaders like Chancellor of Germany and Prime Minister of England are taking a lead to provide succour to the refugees who are in a despicable condition,” he said, while reiterating his slogan of Na Grenade se Na Goli Se, Baat Banage Bol
The Chief Minister was addressing a large gathering of people, after inaugurating South Kashmir Sports Festival, at Government Degree College for Boys, here today.
Promising people to annihilate distances and give them their rights, Mufti Sayeed said J&K was just like a locked jail with no keys in sight when he took over in 2002. “We build roads, strengthened institutions and encouraged people-to-people contact, including confidence building measures across the LoC. I promise to take forward that agenda again,” he stated.
Advocating opening of more cross-LoC points to take trade and travel beyond divided families, the Chief Minister said he travelled to Kaman Post and Salamabad twice to convey his message of peace so that stability returns to the region. He said he has promised to make Uri a smart town and he will soon visit Chakan da Bagh, in Poonch, to take firsthand appraisal of the cross-LoC trade and travel there. “My thought is the thought of the people of Jammu & Kashmir. I have no yearning for power. I want to bring a positive change and give people their right and restore the glory of this wonderful state,” he added.