SRINAGAR, MAY 09(KMW): Terming peace as the ultimate yearning of every section of society in the State, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today appealed all shades of opinion to join this mission and to get the State out of violence and bloodshed.
Speaking at the All Party meeting convened by her here today, the Chief Minister asked all shades of political opinion to rise above party politics and play their role in giving youth of the State a safe and secure future. â€œThis is the concern of all of us because in peace lie the stakes of every section of society for which we all should strive jointlyâ€, she said in her address.
Mehbooba Mufti underscored the need for apprising the national leadership and people of the country of the urgent need to reach out to the people of the State and listen to their story of pain and sufferings. She suggested constitution of an All Party Delegation to meet the Prime Minister and apprise the national leadership about the pain and sufferings of the people and take appropriate measures to minimize the same.
Terming Agenda of Alliance (AoA) as a visionary document, Mehbooba Mufti said the need of the hour is to go back to the document and seek its immediate implementation which she said holds key to the problems and issues confronting the State.
Later talking to mediapersons about the meeting, the Chief Minister said it was satisfying to note that all participants were unanimously concerned about the unending cycle of violence in the State and wished its immediate end. Equally encouraging, she added, was that the participants wanted implementation of the Agenda of Alliance which they believed would positively change the situation in the State.
The meeting, the Chief Minister said, also suggested appealing the Centre to announce a unilateral cessation of hostilities in view of the coming month of Ramadhan and Amarnath yatra to extend relief to common masses. She said suggestion during the meeting also came of constituting an All Parties Delegation (APD) to apprise the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi of the emerging challenges in Jammu & Kashmir and the urgent need to reach out to people in the light of his last Independence Day speech.
Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta also addressed the meeting and stressed on close cooperation between Government and opposition in tackling issues confronting the State.
The meeting was attended by Ministers, Syed Basharat Bukhari, Naeem Akhtar, Sat Sharma and leaders of all political parties in the State.