Elimination of terrorism to lead peace, progress: Chrungoo

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 24: Elimination of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir will lead to permanent peace and progress in the UT. In a way, peace is incidental to finishing off terrorism and violence connected with it, said Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, senior BJP and Kashmiri Pandit leader, in charge Department of Political Affairs and Feedback, J&K-BJP.
“The bloodbath in JKUT needs an absolute finish off security action which is possible only with the neutralisation of terrorists across the UT”, he said while , addressing a webinar held by the Centre for Peace & Progress, New Delhi on the topic, “Changes in J&K post August 2019:
An imperative assessment”.
The event was presided over and conducted by O. P. Shah, Chairman of the Centre. The participants among others included Brig. Sagar, Kapil Kak, Ishwar Khajuria, A.M.Watali, Virender Raina, Rahul Sahai, Abdul Majeed Bandey, Salim Engineer, Vivek Kaul, Mahesh Khandelwal and K.Bhukhari. The inaugural presentation was made by Prof. K.L.Bhatia while the concluding remarks were put by Mani Shanker Aiyer.
The webinar unanimously welcomed the development of exchange of opinion between the people of the two main regions of Jammu and Kashmir leading to peace, development and progress. It also said that the ceasefire agreement between India & Pakistan need to be followed by more concrete steps to build an everlasting peace. The actual peace in J&K will be determined by the fact of resettlement of the displaced Hindu community of Kashmir back in the Valley.
Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, in his address said that there are varied opinions regarding peace, progress and development in the UT. The litmus test of peace remains about the elimination of terrorism in the entire Union Territory. Peace, development and progress will go hand in hand once terrorism is finished. The political activists have a duty to meet people and interact with them and also seek their opinion regarding peace and progress.
“Delimitation of constituencies is an important aspect of the scenario which will pave way for smooth conduct of elections to the Legislative Assembly in the UT in due course. It is imperative that all sections of the society are represented in the Assembly including the displaced Kashmiri Pandit community and the Sikhs of Kashmir.