JAMMU: CPI(M) Jammu and Kashmir State secretary and MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami Monday suggested to both government and opposition parties to build consensus over forming a delegation of representatives of all political parties, which could meet the Prime Minister and urge him to initiate dialogue with all stake holders in Kashmir, including separatists.
According to KNS, while speaking during the debate on the motion of grants over departments under Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Tarigami said, we as public representatives should build a consensus and constitute a delegation led by Chief Minister which could meet the Prime Minister and impress upon him to initiate dialogue with stake holders in Kashmir, including separatists.
Honble members from all parties have made speeches in this House regarding development, good governance and peace. My question is can we achieve the results by delivering speeches only? Time and again bloodshed is happening in Kashmir and jails are full. Can we afford same speeches again and again, the MLA Kulgam questioned.
Stating that when a delegation led by all opposition parties met President and Prime Minister during the 2016 unrest, they, conveyed to the two leaders about the nature and intensity of the crisis in Kashmir. Even, both President and PM acknowledged the nature and intensity of unrest. I ask all my colleagues does this House has any solution to end the bloodshed? he said.
Tarigami said that Kashmir cant be seen as a development issue. All of us know how many people became victims of pellet guns during the unrest and how many fell to the bullets. Normalcy and peace cant be restored by force. If we have to treat the real disease, then our army and security forces have to be realigned and sent to borders, he suggested.
The CPI (M) MLA also spoke about governance, police reforms and tourism during his forceful speech. He asked the government why different commissions meant for good governance in the state were headless. God knows about the fate of police reforms which had long ago been initiated, he said.
Tarigami also highlighted the issue of SPOs who died during militancy. The families of these poor people have not been covered under SRO which is unfortunate. If a civilian dies in militancy related incident his family gets job under SRO. Even surrendered militants are covered under this scheme, then why discrimination with SPOs, he questioned.
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