People in Kashmir want ceasefire extended, more Peace building measures from GOI: PDP

Constructive role played by India’s political leadership, intellectual class for Kashmir worth to hail: Mansoor

Srinagar, May 25: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday while pitching for the resumption of result-oriented dialogue over Kashmir with all stakeholders underscored the importance of the positive discourse being witnessed across the country to take the state out of the sordid conditions.

In a statement issued to KNS, PDP General Secretary, Mansoor Hussain Sohrawardhy hailed the political leadership and India’s civil society over the concern being expressed by them to address the Kashmir issue in an amicable way and make dialogue and reconciliation an integral part of the present peace process.

Mansoor termed such developments as very positive for the return of peace in Jammu and Kashmir and said that the constructive role being played by the country’s leadership and intellectual class to end the sufferings of the people of Kashmir are appreciable and significant. “There is a dire need to take concrete measures that could stop the younger generation of the state to go adrift. They need to be shown light at the tunnel’s end and we need to instill in them the hope and courage to excel in all fields of development and growth,” Mansoor said.

The PDP leader asserted further that after the Ramadan ceasefire, things have begun to move gradually towards positivity and people have once again begun pinning hopes in the political leadership for the resolution of the long pending issues. “This could be said with utmost certainty that all people in Kashmir want Ceasefire to get extended after Ramadan and more Confidence Building Measures to be taken by the government so that the era of tranquility and peace is ushered with eager hope and impeccable will,” Mansoor said.

He reiterated that the PDP since its inception has remained in the forefront to ensure peace, dignity, and honour in the lives of the people of the state who were exposed to the bloodiest bloodbaths and chaos of the past. “The PDP was founded with the sole objective of making peace an inseparable feature in the state and accord the people the lives they deserve and crave for,” Mansoor said.

The PDP General Secretary added that the party never bartered the interests of the state for the petty power and has always been upholding its principles supreme. “This could be gauged by the fact that it took more than three months for the party to stitch an alliance with the BJP and the only reason for the deliberations was to safeguard the interests of the state and dignity of its people,” he said, adding that the struggle of the PDP to ensure peace and tranquility in the state has subtly begun to bear positive results and the party along with the people of the state are sure that more peace building measures, coupled with consistent, result oriented and serious dialogue process with all stakeholders is initiated at an earliest for the resolution of Kashmir issue. (KNS)

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