‘Announcement of dialogue, interlocutor is sincere effort get JK people out of prolonged suffering’
Srinagar, Nov 01: Day after Hurriyat rejected the dialogue and representative on Kashmir announced by the by the BJP-led Government, ruling PDP today said that in intractable situations, some stakeholders take intransigent positions but ultimately dialogue is the only way to resolve issue.
PDP general secretary Nizamudin-Din Bhat told KNS that the interlocutor has been has been given a free hand and a status to talk which has happened once in the entire history of the conflict.
He said that the experience goes that in intractable situations, some stakeholders take intransigent positions but ultimately dialogue is aimed at coming around at a consensus.
“We don’t go by the stated position of parties. We go by initiating an exercise where everybody would have an opportunity to put forward his viewpoint and come round to a bottom-line,” he said.
Bhat said that the announcement of dialogue and interlocutor is a sincere effort to get the people to get people of Jammu and Kashmir out of the prolonged difficulties and suffering.
“We have no doubt that dialogue is the only way forward. Wars or confrontations, protests have compounded the miseries of he people of the state. Worst is witnessed on borders through death and destruction,” he said.
“And we would ideally like everybody to strengthen the process and reach a stage where the sufferings would end and people’s sentiments would be addressed,” he said.
“We have a faith in peoples judgement who no longer want to see themselves in the whirlpool of mayhem, death and destruction and would honourably like to end this impasse.”
He said that PDP will continue its efforts to per sue all stakeholders to come round for a solution.
“Every stakeholder would ideally like to take a stated position before you reach at a consensus. We are not afraid of anybody taking intransigent positions, what we are afraid of that we do not to move forward.”
‘We cannot take an excuse that somebody has sabotaged it (dialogue),” he said adding, “then what is the point of offering dialogue to those who says they want an Islamic State and accession to Pakistan? This is a stated position of some. Everybody is welcome for having an ideology and ideas, but when you want to resolve issues, then you have to talk and come to consensus.” (KNS)