Favours dialogue between India, its neighbours
Jammu and Kashmir News
PAHALGAM, OCTOBER 01: Describing J&K as a symbol of Indian diversity, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today said the state holds a special place as the only Muslim majority state in the federal structure of the country.
He credited former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in building confidence amongst the people in the democratic institutions of the country and ensuring free and fair elections in 2002, which saw People’s Democratic Party (PDP) emerge as a force to reckon with.
The Chief Minister was addressing a gathering, after inaugurating the Pahalgam Club, here today.
Hailing the people for their peace-loving nature and their flexibility in adapting to best practices from other cultures, the Chief Minister also referred to the famed cuisine and handicraft, which were introduced in the Valley during Hazrat Shah Hamdan (RA)’s time and which have remained part of their culture ever since.