PM must move beyond rhetoric on Kashmir: Tak

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KISHTWAR, Aug 25: Member Legislative Council and PDP leader Firdous Tak has said that recent statements of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi are welcome step but the PM must move rhetoric on Kashmir.
Addressing party convention in Marwah area of district Kishtwar today, Tak while emphasizing on the need for reconciliation and dialogue Tak said that recent statement by the Prime Minister Narendera Modi about Kashmir was welcome but at the same time the Government of India has to move beyond the rhetoric.
“PDP has while in opposition and in power emphasized the need to engage not only people of Jammu and Kashmir but also the neighbouring country in order to find a sustainable solution to the vexed issue. With change of Government in the neighbouring country, it was the right time that Delhi responds with positivity”.
“People of Kashmir want peace. We want to live with dignity and honour. The PM has from time to time publically acknowledged the PDP’s approach towards Kashmir. We hope that something positive and concrete is done on the ground”.
He said that it was the larger objective of peace and progress that PDP entered into an alliance with BJP after emerging as the largest political party in 2014 assembly elections. “Mufti sahib was optimistic and was ready to take all risk in order to bring people out of the situation, which has been forced upon the state due to continuous misgovernance. The risk was greater but the objectives were more important”, he said.
Asserting that Delhi will have to chose between Article 35 A and Kashmir, Tak said that people of J&K will safeguard their constitutional position with their lives. He said BJP has made the issue as a point of prestige. The narrative is being set for the upcoming general elections and Kashmir is once again been made as a poll plank”, he said adding, “It was now upto Delhi to chose between the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and the state itself. In case they fiddled with the status they will certainly lose Kashmir”.