J K News Today
Jammu, April 9:
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to replace the confrontationist policy toward Pakistan with normalisation of relations for the overall peace in the region, particularly Jammu and Kashmir.
In her an hour-long meeting with Prime Minister in Delhi today . Mehbooba Mufti , stressed the point of dialogue with Pakistan against the backdrop of shelling on borders and expenditure on bunkers instead of developmental activities in The border areas and growing disenchantment with the idea of India and demonstrative love for gun of the local youth in Kashmir.
Her point was that a visible dialogue would engender hope and that can help create awareness for the need to understand the things in proper perspective.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister stressed on finding ways and means to end the cycle of violence in the State by addressing the element of alienation among youth. She said the people of the State having suffered immensely during the turmoil of past three decades are looking upto the country’s political leadership to support them in getting out of this cycle of uncertainty and deaths.
Reiterating her demand for peaceful engagement with all stakeholders in this regard, the Chief Minister sought more frequent meetings at the highest levels between the two countries. She also favoured the idea that the two Army commands be in touch with each other to minimise the level of tension across the borders in the State which has affected lakhs of people living in these areas.
During the meeting, Mehbooba Mufti also pleaded for taking the cross LoC movement to next higher level by working on opening more historic routes across the LoC and movement of more people to build public confidence in the peaceful engagements. She also pleaded for working for opening Sharda Peth, ancient seat of learning across LoC, and developing it like Nalanda and Takshila.
During the meeting, implementation of AoA, execution of PMDP and other mega developmental projects in the State also came up for discussion during the meeting.