Dialogue Only Way To Resolve Kashmir Isssue: PDP

SRINAGAR — Senior PDP leader and Member of Legislative Council (MLC), Khursheed Aalam, on Wednesday said that dialogue was the only way “to resolve the Kashmir issue.”

Aalam hit out at Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, for failing to implement the promise of dialogue, which he had made at Red Fort, on ground.
He said that the party delegation met Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on Tuesday and discussed the prevailing situation in Kashmir.

“The party delegation headed by Abdul Rehman Veeri met with Home Minister and briefed him about the current situation. He was urged upon to initiate a dialogue process with all the stakeholders to resolve the Kashmir issue,” he said.
The PDP MLC said that the party has asked New Delhi to reciprocate the dialogue offer by the Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan for the resolution of Kashmir issue. “It is the responsibility of both the countries India and Pakistan to resolve the issue,” he said.
Aalam added that use of force “will never resolve any issue” and has “created alienation on the ground.”

“To end this alienation there was a need to stop killings and use of force,” he said, adding that the statement by Modi on the pulpit of Red Fort was not implemented on the ground. “We also told Rajnath Singh that the statement made by PM Modi has not been implemented,” he said.
Asked about boycott by PDP in recently held Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls, Aalam said that the decision to boycott the elections was taken to “respect the sentiments of people, who were reluctant to exercise their franchise.”

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