Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) president Ghulam Hassan Mir has reminded the centre that Sundays incidents of disruption of polling has thrown Kashmir back to the 1989 when the fair of gun ruled the valley and lot of efforts had to be put political process in place.
“The difference is that, that time it was the fair of the gun, that had kept the voters away from polling booths, now it has graduated to the sentiments where the polling was seen as an act of rubbing salt into their festering wounds”, Mir said in a statement while referring to the incidents in which eight people last lives and many others were injured.
In a statement to KNS, Mir said that this phenomena is extra ordinarily challenging and this has to be handled in a delegate manner so that the people get a sense of empowerment without bringing in violence into the discourse.
“Delhi must think and analyze that how could it bring about an imaginative out of box solution to Kashmir troubles. It has a responsibility to work on it. The indifference would further alienate the masses. That is not in the interest of anybody, nor in the interest of the country and not in the interest of Kashmiri people”, he said.
“What is required is opening of dialogue at multiple levels, removing one after another layer of misunderstanding and the causes of the alienation and growth of the sentiments that drives youth to negate the political process. An objective assessment is necessary to unveil the truth and then work according to the needs of the people. The temptation to politicize things should be resisted”, he added.
Mir counseled Delhi that it should start speaking to people rite away without putting any conditions so that the people let of the steam that is choking them.
“A way out has to be found that is most important than sitting on prestige”, he said and hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would take a call on this at the earlier.