The CPI(M) in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday welcomed the "diplomatic gestures" shown by India and Pakistan with regard to the the invitation to, and its acceptance by, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.
"The invitation from Modi to SAARC heads, including Pakistan Prime Minister, and the nod given by Nawaz Sharif proves to be an opening to address certain substantive issues between the two countries," state secretary of CPI(M), M Y Tarigami said in a statement here.
Tarigami, however, said only future will tell how these gestures prove helpful to break the barriers of hostilities between the two countries.
"Hope these signals emanating from the two countries right now prove helpful in bridging the gap of uneasy relations in future," he said.
The area should be maintained as vacant natural land as was conceptualized by Le Corbusier and on the basis of which the entire city especially the capitol complex was planned, it said.
The plea said the Nagar Panchayat Naya Gaon Master Plan 2021, under which the project is permitted, "was tailor-made to suit the needs of the respondent/builder".