SRINAGAR, Sept 2: Senior PDP leader Nizamuddin Bhat has appealed people to forge unity and sustain the present atmosphere of shared concern on issues of common good like saving the constitutional guarantees which are under threat from belligerent communal force.
Bhat in a statement said that most of the ill afflicting our society emanated from loss of collective conscience and cohesion. “Much has been lost in its absence and nothing good can be retrieved till we get together at political and societal level.”
Bhat said Kashmir represented more about a known culture and a distinct identity. “That has unfortunately been shallowed by repeated assaults from hostile forces and reckless leadership. This deserves an appraisal.”
PPD leader said “We need to restore to ourselves that past glory we were globally respected for. People have reached a pass where they foresee more helplessness, sufferings and worries as the emerging trends around are seemingly more hostile and damaging.”
He said there is, however, a hope offered by a generation which is resistant and ready to stall further intrusions into their inherited identity and ethos. “That asset needs to be secured through positive support and right direction. Bhat said both religious and political groups who stand for Kashmir’s shared history and culture and are fairly sensitive about state’s political aspirations should not pull in different directions in any hour of challenge like it is posed now.”
He said there is a vicious circle of violence devouring best of our talent with uncertainty spoiling our resource to grow and develop. “Worst is happening in loss of values and commitment.”
Bhat said there is need of a discourse on how best people can be made conscious of dangers to their survival and to their identity. “A new movement for this is seemingly in offing and we need to lend this a direction lest we are caught unaware.”