Maintaining that the Kashmir issue has multiple dimensions, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today said a serious and sustained effort is required at various levels to resolve the problem and ensure peace and stability in the State and the region.

“It (Kashmir issue) is an complex problem and a chief minister or a prime minister can’t overnight come up with a solution to this multi-dimensional challenge. What is required is a serious, concerted and inclusive effort at diplomatic and political levels through an institutionalized mechanism to resolve the issue,” the Chief Minister said while addressing a function after laying the foundation of the new building for Government Degree College, Bhalwal here.

The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of the All Party Delegation to reach out to various shades of political opinion in Jammu and Kashmir and added that it depicts the true essence of India’s vibrant democracy. She said shutting doors on the All Party Delegation is not going to help anyway. “Instead of being caught in darkness, the separatists should have met the members of the All Party Delegation and put across an implementable roadmap for the resolution of the issue,” she said and added that by shying away from talks, a message has gone around that the separatists are not interested in ending the people’s miseries by coming forward for peaceful resolution of the issue.