Welcoming Center’s decision of unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir during Ramzan, CPI (M) MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Wednesday hoped that not only for this month, but we expect violence will end forever and it will help in to initiate a meaningful dialogue process.
In a statement, Tarigami hoped that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 19 May visit to Jammu and Kashmir might announce a plan for meaningful process of dialogue.
Political backup and political dialogue with dissenting voices and Pakistan is a must for success of this initiative.
The political leadership need to backup ceasefire proposals as perhaps the previous such announcements failed due to the lack of political backup that could have sustained them.
Silencing of guns on both sides is the need of the hour as hostilities can further derail the efforts leading towards formation of better understanding.
There is also a need for all the stakeholders involved to shun the extreme and rigid positions in favour of some common middle ground, which will take into consideration the genuine political aspirations of all the people involved.
Violence is option for none and especially for the suffering people of J&K, who have been the worst victims of hostilities in the region for last so many decades. History is witness that Kashmiris have remained peace loving through ages.
What went wrong needs to be analysed in a proper way and causes for continued unrest and uncertainty need to be identified and addressed through a credible process of dialogue.