SRINAGAR, May 28: PDP vice president Mohammad Sartaj Madni has said that involvement of Pakistan and Hurriyat in resolving the Kashmir problem can become a reality soon and expressed hope that both will respond to new Delhi’s offer and help relieve people of the subcontinent from agonies and suffering.
Addressing a public gathering at Kulgam today, Madni said Indo-Pak confrontation and perpetual insurgency have wrought havoc and people of J&K have suffered the worst. He said it was a tragedy repeating that an effective process the Vajpayee- Musharaf initiative set in motion ending hostilities in 2002 was brought to a halt after successful start. The results are for everyone to see.
He said there is a war like situation on borders. Indo-Pak borders are witness to displacements and deaths. Hinterlands of the state are wrapped in anger and violence. A dismayed generation is in a defying state. In such a scenario no stake holder can and should run away from owning responsibility to contribute to ice- breaking for peace and resolution.
Madni said PDP leadership has been consistent in their effort to create conducive atmosphere for dialogue at various levels. Present leadership is doing its best to plead for sustainable moves which could help engage all concerned into a meaningful activity for peace and reconciliation. He said Agenda of Alliance is an open evidence of what PDP stands for. He said despite difficulties our party has not fallen short of its resolve to persuade all stake holders for a movement forward on problem resolutions. He said Mehbooba Mufti made an offer of dialogue on her own exhibiting her intentions and approach. Unfortunately no one responded. State suffered as a result immensely. She continued to exhort upon New Delhi the meaning of dialogue for people of the State and people of the sub-continent. But intervening developments hampered and sufferings compounded. He said yet again against all odds she convened All Party Conference which luckily culminated into ceasefire announcement from New Delhi. Now when more than two weeks have passed the unilateral ceasefire in operation , people have taken a sigh of relief despite militants , Pakistan and Hurriyat expressing cynicism.
Madni said, the latest ceasefire move has now become all the more meaningful move as it is followed by essentially a much bigger move in the offer of dialogue to Pakistan and Hurriyat from New Delhi. This has set an optimistic mood in the State and across . This is an opportunity which should not be wasted.