Srinagar, June 10, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)) leader, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami has asked the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh to take concrete steps for initiating a result-oriented dialogue with Pakistan and other stakeholders.
M Y Tarigami in a statement in Srinagar urged India and Pakistan to take bold initiatives and make serious efforts to turn a new leaf in their relations by addressing the protracted Kashmir issue.
“People of Kashmir are forced to bear the brunt of disruptions in Indo-Pak dialogue. Now time has come when New Delhi and Islamabad should make serious efforts to turn a new leaf in their relations. For this, the leadership has to exhibit will and capacity to move forward and revamp the stalled peace process.”
“I urge India and Pakistan to reverse the self-destructive path and take bold initiatives to address the vexed Kashmir issue,” he said.
“Rigidities must be replaced with flexibilities” and both leaderships and people of the two neighbouring countries should realise the urgency of the commitment to address the Kashmir issue, he emphasised.
Addressing the issue is in the interest of both countries and to bring peace and prosperity in South Asia, he said, “It is ironic that the money which both countries should have utilised for the welfare of the poor and the hungry, is being utilised to keep vigil on glaciers. The two countries should end the path of confrontation and go for reconciliation to resolve all outstanding issues including Siachen, Sir Creek and Kashmir,” he said.
“I urge the Prime Minister to take concrete steps during his tenure to initiate a result oriented dialogue with Pakistan and other stake holders,” Tarigami added.
For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549