Srinagar, Apr 21: Expressing anguish over the fresh arrests of youth in Pulwama, Jammu Kashmir democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) said that such tactics are imperialistic in nature and sure to fail before the velour of people. The party impressed upon New Delhi to follow the path of reconciliation instead of provocation.
Eleven youths have been arrested by police in last week in Pulwama on charges of taking part in protests. A JKDFP statement while condemning the arrests said that to protest is a democratic right of every citizen and snatching this right would further push the youth to wall. The arrests also impact the educational career of the youth as police always book them under fake charges hence pave the way for extreme steps from the disgruntled youngsters.
JKDFP while reiterating the policy of its incarcerated chief, Shabir Shah stressed upon India to engage in resolution and reconciliation and shun confrontation for all times to come. Instead of taking steps of reconciliation New Delhi is on path of confrontation which has already polluted the political environment of the disputed region. To clear the atmosphere of mistrust and hate it is of utmost importance to take some practical measures in order to build confidence of the people which can lead to the resolution process. We Kashmiris, as the basic party to the dispute, firmly believe that confrontation never bear positive fruits and has always consumed resources. We all are living in an age which demands settlement of disputes so that people can enjoy their lives as they wish. Political ladder is must to be followed to resolve the political disputes like Kashmir so arresting people, ignoring their rights, denying basic principles of democracy to them and speaking militarily always suffocates the air thus closes the doors of resolution. (KNS)