PDP moves amendment, seeks resolution of Kashmir issue
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday moved two amendments in the Parliament seeking resolution of the Kashmir issue and zero tolerance for human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.
PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti proposed the resolution of Kashmir issue and zero tolerance for human rights violations in the state. “The Government of India will address the Kashmir issue and the issues
facing the people in Jammu and Kashmir within the parameters of Insaniyat, Jamhuriyat and Kashmiriryat,” the amendment read.
The second amendment sought President’s commitment for zero tolerance on human rights violations. “We seek President’s commitment for zero tolerance to human right violation in J&K.”
In a statement, Mehbooba said it was disappointing to note that Kashmir issue was excluded from President’s address which had an inclusive vision for all the sections. “It was good that improvement of intra-regional connectivity in the state and return of Kashmiri Pandits to their homes were mentioned in government’s agenda but it was unacceptable that the government had remained silent over the larger issue of J&K, its political resolution and development needs,” she said.
Mehbooba said people of the state expected Prime Minister, NarendraModi to solve Kashmir issue within the parameters of Insaniyat, Jamhuriyat and Kashmiryat.
She said this was the time to embark on a peace mission in Kashmir and with Pakistan, so that the region could be pulled out of the problems that its people face.
PDP president said her party would use the parliamentary forum to stress the inevitability of solving Kashmir and would try to reach out to all sections of public opinion with a message for peace from Kashmir and a strong desire for its resolution.
Mehbooba said government had declared a zero-tolerance for terrorism and extremism, it was also necessary for government to safeguard the lives, property and honor of the people of the state. She said there have been blatant human rights violations in J&K at the hands of government forces and the militants.