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Expand Cross LoC relations, time ripe for change: Mufti
11/20/2012 10:18:06 PM

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JAMMU, Nov 20: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has said in spite of the fact the resolution and reconciliation process received a set back during last many years, it was clear that India and Pakistan will have to pick up threads again and speed up the implementation of Cross LoC relations decided between the two countries last year.
Addressing a party workers meeting in Bandipore today, he said lack of follow-up at the state level was one of the reasons for slowing down the process. He said instead of building up on the initiatives of 2003-2005 the present government was only raising slogans as they see the electoral mood building up. "Instead of working for removing the hassles in LoC trade and making travel across it easier. The present government had picked up reunification of the erstwhile state and opening of Jammu-Sialkote road in the nature of election time sloganeering," he said.
Mufti said firm foundations have been laid for opening up of the state and lifting the post partition siege around it with the acceptance of important principles by India and Pakistan by dispensing with the requirements of Visa, Passport and Custom Duty.
He said PDP's idea of change is not just about changing government but it encompasses the issue of resolution of Kashmir conflict through democratic means, economic revival and establishment of institutions which could ultimately empower the people to take their own decisions. He said the present mood among the people indicates that the state is ripe for such a change.
Mufti said the reopening of traditional routes had special significance for areas like Bandipore which before partition were important centres of trade with Cnetral Asia. He said reopening of roads like Bandipore-Gilgit could usher in a new era of prosperity and cultural revitalization for the people who have been pushed into a dead end following the partition. Mufti strongly condemned the Israeli air strikes on Gaza which resulted into huge casualties of helpless people including children and damage to hard gained infrastructure. The PDP patron urged Prime Minister to use his offices to push for an end to Israeli aggression. "India being the largest democracy in the world should take a lead in brokering peace in the middle east by mobilising the world opinion in prevailing upon Israel to stop its aggression the helpless Palestine's.Senior PDP leader and MLA Bandipore Nizam-ud-Din Bhat also addressed the meeting.
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