Mehbooba appeals PM Modi to declare ceasefire in J&K


New Delhi:In All Party Meet (APM) called by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and President Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti appealed for the declaration of ceasefire in J&K after Amarnath Yatra.

Mehbooba, according to the statement, while speaking at the APM said, “The recent statement made by the Prime Minister about Sab Ka Sath, Sab Ka Vikas and Sab Ka Vishvas should be implemented on ground and best place to start with that is Kashmir which feels alienated, bruised and wounded.”

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“We hope that there is a way out to mend the relations between the people of Jammu and Kashmir and rest of the country. There is only one way to resolve Kashmir which is through political means and through dialogue. Late Vajpayee had made an earnest endeavour and Prime Minster Modi too tried to pursue the same approach. However, unfortunately, he couldn’t get the positive response from Pakistan and the militancy related incidents only acted as a spoilsport in the process,” she said.

The PDP chief added that in spite of all the unwanted incidents that hampered the peace initiatives, dialogue is the only way to resolve the crises. “We hope that after Amarnath Yatra concludes peacefully and harmoniously, initiative will again be taken to resume dialogue with all stakeholders in Kashmir. You can dominate an enemy but not your own people. People of Jammu and Kashmir at time of partition of the subcontinent went with the idea of India which is of inclusiveness and accommodation. Our country is marked by diversity of all kinds and the biggest challenge is to maintain this diversity and no attempts should be made to dilute it,” Mehbooba said.