Srinagar, May 23: The Janta Dal United Tuesday demanded that the Mehbooba Mufti government should come out with a blueprint for restoring peace in the Kashmir Valley claiming that violence has spurted during the last three years.
The party expressed willingness to support the Centre’s initiatives towards ushering peace in the Valley but added that the onus for creating such an atmosphere lay with the Chief Minister.
In the last three years, 200 soldiers and 51 civilians have lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmir, Janta Dal United president for Jammu and Kashmir GM Shaheen told CNS on the sidelines of a party meeting here.
Stone pelting and other such incidents have increased under the rule of the PDP-BJP led government in Jammu and Kashmir, he claimed.
“JD (U) will support the restoration of normalcy in Kashmir but the onus lies with the Central and State governments. Opposition parties will help in restoring normalcy but policy, paradigm and way forward has to be decided by the government,” he said. (CNS)