Says ‘India a secular country, Kashmir youth given a chance to join mainstream’
Srinagar, Jun 13: Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta on Wednesday said that dialogue offer from the Central government to Hurriyat Conference is a golden opportunity for it to join dialogue process for lasting peace in the state and also said India is a secular country which has given the youth of Kashmir a golden chance to join mainstream.
According to the KNS correspondent, talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Anantnag district, Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta said “we have always extended hand of friendship to both Pakistan and as well as Hurriyat in Kashmir. Dialogue is a golden opportunity for Hurriyat Conference which no other government can give to it but we are yet to hear the response from the Hurriyat Conference. They should join dialogue process for lasting peace in the state.”
In reply to a question, Gupta said “we have given a golden opportunity to stone pelters in Kashmir to join mainstream. India is the only secular country in the world where Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and people of other religions live in harmony. We want pro-Pak stone pelters to shun path of violence and join mainstream. We have given them an opportunity to shun the path of violence and join mainstream.”
In reply to a question of tainted officers issue, Gupta said “corruption has taken roots during last seventy years and it will take time to smoothen the system of transparency and accountability in the state but I assure that no corrupt official will be spared.” (KNS)