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HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014

PDP calls for greater magnanimity among Indo-Pak leadership

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Jammu, October 22, 2013
First Published: 20:27 IST(22/10/2013) | Last Updated: 20:29 IST(22/10/2013)

Cautioning against allowing escalation of violence along the Line of Control (LoC) and on the International Border (IB), People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohamamd Sayeed on Tuesday called upon political leadership of both India and Pakistan to show magnanimity at this juncture and work for silencing roaring guns and for replacing war with friendship and peace talk.

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“Instead of resorting to the blame game or being jingoistic with slogans of  “strong retaliated actions”  being raised by some forces, the political leadership of the two countries must assert on this occasion to resume the snapped process of composite dialogue for resolving all their disputes including these ceasefire violations through peaceful, undisrupted and sustainable negotiations,” Mufti said, while addressing a meeting of senior leaders of the party in which a resolution on the prevailing situation of LoC and IB was passed.

He said both New Delhi and Islamabad must talk to each other realising the dangerous consequences of any escalation of confrontation.

“Peace between two countries is crucial for stability, progress and economic prosperity of the region. Both countries should have to snub those elements who have been raising senseless highly dangerous war hysteria,” he said and reminded that every war between India and Pakistan was followed by dialogue so there was no reason for both countries to allow escalation of skirmishes on border areas.

Later a resolution was passed in the meeting in which party emphasised on maintaining sanctity of ceasefire so as to restore peace along borders.

Sanity should prevail on borders by taking effective steps to put an immediate end to violence incidents, the resolution demanded and pointed out that people in state have high stakes in peace because they were the worst suffers of hostility between the two neighbouring countries.

The escalation of hostilities, which have the potential of leading to a full-scale bloody war and perpetuation of conflict was not in the interests of common people of the two neighbouring countries, who have been suffering the brunt of this conflict for the past over 60 years and have a stake in peace, the resolution said.

Those in the border areas are bearing brunt of any armed confrontation and have been frequently uprooted from their hearths and homes at the time of hostility between two countries, the meeting observed.

If dialogue with Pakistan was started even after Parliament attack and Kargil conflict there is no reason to adopt adamant attitude this time because there is no other alternative except resumption of peace process to establishing lasting peace in this region,” the resolution observed.


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