War of words won’t help

The Opposition parties National Conference and Congress are leaving no stone unturned to corner the PDP-BJP coalition over situation in Jammu and Kashmir turning from bad to worse.
Raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said the escape of Naveed Jat alias Abu Hunzullah from the SMHS hospital in Srinagar , “doesn’t reflect good” on the state or the country. “I have been reiterating that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is at its worst.”
On the other hand National Conference has been accusing the present dispensation of failing to protect the lives of the border residents. The NC leaders are claiming that local youth joining the militant ranks is a grim reminder of nineties and situation during the past three years has taken an ugly turn.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti admitted on the floor of the House that nearly 300 local youth have joined militant ranks during the past three years.
NC, Congress, PDP and BJP indulging in war of words over the situation is not going to help anyone’s cause. People at the helm would have to sit along with the leaders of the Opposition parties to find a way out to address the growing alienation in the Valley. They would have to look for a way out from preventing situation in Kashmir going from bad to worse. Elected representatives need to reach out to the people and address their concerns so that the trust deficit is addressed. MLAs and Ministers cannot sit in their cozy rooms and scream that situation is bad. If politicians want the situation to improve then they would have to reach out to people to make them believe that everything has not been lost.