J&K’s opposition on Wednesday demanded that anti-militancy operations should be halted and the Government of India should initiate concrete confidence building measures for restoration of peace in the State.
Talking to reporters in the lawns of SKICC, senior NC leader Ali Muhammad Sagar said they demanded that both Central and State governments should take extraordinary measures for restoration of peace.
To a question whether NC supports the demand that anti-militancy operations should be halted, Sagar answered in the affirmative.
“Yes, we put forth this suggestion during the meeting. The Government of India held talks with Hizbul Mujahideen during our tenure,” he said.
State secretary of CPI(M) Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami said the crisis in Jammu and Kashmir is unprecedented and it deserves response of the same level.
“I suggested that an all-party delegation must meet Prime Minister and apprise him of the ground situation and urge him to initiate a genuine process of addressing the situation on ground,” he said, adding that there is no military solution to the problem.
He also said that India –Pakistan should talk to each other so that some relief is provided to the people of J&K.
“If North and South Korea are talking, why cannot India and Pakistan do the same?” he asked.
Chief of Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) and MLA Langate Er Rashid demanded that anti-operations should be stopped forthwith.
“I asked them we should go for unilateral ceasefire and put an end to all anti-militancy operations because police itself confessed that killing one militant yields ten militants,” he said.
He said the mainstream parties should ask New Delhi to resolve Kashmir issue.