‘Resolving Kashmir issue will be a great service from Modi to nation’

SRINAGAR: Criticizing the Cen­tre’s approach towards Kashmir, Communist Party of India (Marx­ist) leader and incumbent legisla­tor from Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Thursday said that New Delhi’s lack of a political outreach is dangerous and could have ad­verse long-term implications. He urged upon Prime Minister of India to constitute an authorita­tive Parliamentarian Committee of major political parties whose recommendations over Kashmir should be binding on the Govern­ment of India. “BJP can’t handle Kashmir issue single handedly. It has to take leaders of other politi­cal parties and Parliament mem­bers into confidence. The better way to deal with Kashmir is to constitute a powerful committee of Parliamentarians whose rec­ommendations should be imple­mented without any delay and impediment,” Tarigami said.

Talking to news agency CNS, Tarigami said that it will be a great service of Narendra Modi to nation if he will resolve the Kashmir issue and takes out people of Kashmir from the trap of death and agony.

He said that Central govern­ment’s tried and tested formu­lations of dealing with the po­litical sentiment in Kashmir operatively and militarily rather than thinking out of the box has further exacerbated the situation in Kashmir and created an un­precedented sense of disaffection and cynicism-especially among the youth-that could have ad­verse long term implications.

He urged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a pro­cess of “unconditional dialogue with all the stakeholders, particu­larly the voices of dissent”. “There is urgent need to reach out to all sections of people particularly youth who feel grossly harassed and humiliated,” Tarigami said.

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