By Muslim Mirror Desk,
New Delhi: Yashwant Sinha led citizen’s group on Tuesday, expressing deep anguish over the recent escalation of violence in Kashmir, has called for a political dialogue to end the seven decade old bloody conflict.
The statement by the group -which also includes former National Commission for Minorities chairperson Wajahat Habibullah- reads “While picking up arms by the militants is bound to attract the use of force against them by the State, intensifying the confrontation can only worsen the situation. The solution to the present crisis in J&K lies in dialogue at the appropriate political level. Only by winning the hearts and minds of the people can their faith in the political process be restored.”
The statement was also signed by author Rajmohan Gandhi, former Delhi High Court chief justice A P Shah, former special secretary in the cabinet secretariat Vappala Balachandran, former air vice marshal Kapil Kak, former secretary in the ministry of external affairs K C Singh, senior journalist Bharat Bhushan and Sushobha Barve of the Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation.
Indirectly referring to various hate speeches by ruling party’s leaders and ministers the group said “ What is worse is that the violence shows no signs of abating. In fact, it is being stoked further by unrestrained public statements by various actors and the talk of revenge.”
It is pertinent to mention that large number of youth are again picking up guns in valley, as dialogue less political conundrum continues.