Srinagar, Aug 18: CPI (M) Secretary and four time MLA Kulgam, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday appealed both the neighbouring countries including India and Pakistan to initiate a fresh dialogue process to resolve the Kashmir issue.
Tarigami also urged to accommodate all the voices from the state including the dissent voices here to make the dialogue process fruitful.
Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Tarigami said that “a fresh dialogue initiative must be started by the Modi led government and the newly formed Imran Khan led government in Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue. I believe any initiation of the process in 21st century will prove fruitful.”
He also said that the all the voices across Jammu and Kashmir including Hurriyat must be taken on the board in the dialogue process to resolve the issue. “You cannot ignore any voice especially dissent voices. All the voices must be accommodated in the process,” he said, adding that all the democratic forces should raise their concern to end the uncertainty and losses once for all.
Tarigami further said that Kashmir issue can’t be looked through the nuclear prism for a long it has to be resolved so that the conditions of the two countries will improve and the sufferings of people living along LoC will also come to an end.
MLA Kulgam while reacting to the recent statement of PM Modi on the eve of Independence Day termed his statement as ‘mere words’, saying that his words and deeds are contrary on the ground. “PM Modi had also repeated the same words in the past but unfortunately the ground situation was contrary to his statement. Modi remained silent over the Article 35-A. In case he was serious over his pro-Kashmiris statement then he should have uttered something about defending Article 35-A in the top court of India,” he added.
He further said that the Article 35-A is not an issue of Muslims only but it an issue of the people living in Jammu and Kashmir.
Tarigami further said that there were differences in the directions between the former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on Thursday and the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Though Atal ji was also the part of Sang parivar but the only difference between the two times was that he had not a good mandate like Pm Modi is having at present. Besides, his directions were quite different as compared to the present PM,” he added.
While reacting over a query, Tarigami said that he don’t feel any change in the current political situation in the Valley. “I don’t see any change in the present political situation in the Valley. I also don’t expect any change in the political situation here. The state is currently being run by the Governor N N Vohra but the situation is same as it was in the past PDP-BJP government that ended in June this year,” he said.
Asked about reports over government formation in the state, Tarigami said that in case BJP will form the government, people will ask them that what prompted them to break an alliance in the past and now what kind of change they are seeing following which they are forming the government. (KNS)