‘Silence on borders must for sustained dialogue on Kashmir’
Srinagar, May 30: Welcoming the significant development of the agreement by DGMOs of India and Pakistan to fully implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 and stop cross border firings, PDP Chief Spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir has said that this is a major CBM for people of the Valley that will bring peace, terming it as a succor on sounds of people, Mir said the maturity shown by both the countries and realization of the fact that talks alone can solve issues, is a great relief to the people of the state.
Mir said that unless the borders are calm , the chances of a sustained and meaningful dialogue get halted as everything is seen with a prism of security but now having peace on the borders which was the first essential step to a larger understanding, will ensure that peace prevails.
In a statement issued to KNS, Mir also said that these series of CBMs should not be abandoned by the local polity of the valley and that both the mainstream and the separatist leadership must come across the table for the interest of the people. Mir said that keeping political ideology and compulsions aside, the political process must see everybody’s larger participation as it is the desire of the people to see Valley peaceful again.
Saying that these CBMs also carry an opportunity to meet the trust deficit that the people of Kashmir are facing, the CBMs must be institutionalized and carried forward with a sustained approach.
Lauding the Chief Minister for convincing New Delhi in reconditioning its policy, Mir said that PDP’s idea of peace and reconciliation is the only way forward where talks form the foundation of this approach and every stakeholder including the separatists are taken on board for the interest of the people. Mir said that Separatists also represent a considerable population and their being a part of this reconciliatory process was essential. (KNS)