Srinagar, March 31: Stating that pellets and bullets are not going to restore peace in Valley, senior CPI(M) leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Friday said that Government of India has been neglecting the ‘spark’ that has potential to burn everything. He alleged that Government of India has put Kashmir issue on backburner and sofar has not come up with a formula that could allay the apprehensions and sufferings of people of Kashmir.
“Though hitting to roads and pelting stones is not the right answer but at least it shows the frustration, anger and helplessness of people of Kashmir. There is a dire need for immediate dialogue with all stakeholders to find a permanent solution to Kashmir problem. The silence on part of New Delhi will only aggravate the situation here,” Tarigami said.
While regretting the use of brute force and subsequent killing of three civilians in central Kashmir, Tarigami said that to win the trust of the people of Kashmir, a judicial commission must be instituted to probe what happened. “Institute a judicial commission, so that it would become clear, whether it was necessary to fire bullets and pellets,” he said adding that it is not just to punish the culprits, but will heal the wounds of the demoralized and hapless people who have lost hope in the system.
Training guns on New Delhi, Tarigami said that Central Government failed to come up with some confidence building measures. “Why New Delhi is shying away from dialogue with stake holders. Everyone has been accepting Kashmir is an issue and if so then why to act like an ‘Ostrich’. If dialogue will be initiated it will increase governments respect among people,” he said and added that use of force can’t bring peace but it will only deteriorate the situation.