Seeks release of political prisoners and other CBM’s for initiating dialogue process
Srinagar 28 June: Urging BJP not to forget the humanitarian and political aspect of Jammu & Kashmir issue, AIP President Er. Rasheed has said that muscular approach will not work and New Delhi must not leave Kashmiris on the mercy of security forces. In his half an hour meeting with BJP’s National Gen. Secretary and in charge J&K affairs Ram Madhav in Srinagar today, Er. Rasheed reiterated AIP’s stand that party is open to meet any individual or organization to represent the ground situation and the real sentiments and aspirations of Kashmiris. Er. Rasheed told Mr. Ram Madhav that BJP being in power in New Delhi should not run away from its responsibilities to find an everlasting resolution to Kashmir dispute. He added that BJP should facilitate NC and PDP working together and forming a Govt. in order to facilitate the regional parties in playing a larger constructive role for an everlasting peace in the entire subcontinent. Mr. Ram Madhav told Er. Rasheed that BJP believes in over all inclusive development and providing good governance to the people of state under governor’s rule till a conducive atmosphere is created for carrying political process forward. Er. Rasheed added that BJP is duty bound to initiate a sincere and concrete dialogue process and also to ensure that rights, lives, honor and dignity of Kashmiris are not bulldozed by justifying excessive use of force on them. Er. Rasheed reiterated that Kashmiris have always been supportive of a meaningful dialogue between India and Pakistan but taking them far-granted will be unrealistic and unacceptable and the dialogue has to be result oriented rather buying time. During the discussion Er. Rasheed sought release of political prisoners languished in Tihar and other jails and said that the BJP Govt. must take genuine confidence building measures, so that all the stake holders can sit together and a meaningful dialogue could be initiated to resolve Kashmir issue.