Kashmir suffering due to bitter relations between two neighboring countries, must shun ‘Tit for Tat’ policy: Mehbooba Mufti

Batting for resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said the confrontation between the two countries was the biggest challenge for the people of J&K who had been the worst victims of their bitter relations.
She, however, hoped that the two countries would stop their “tit for tat” policy and go back to the days of friendship, amity and reconciliation witnessed during the regime of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
“The biggest challenge for the people of the state is the confrontation between the two countries. It is the people of J&K who have been suffering because of the bitter relations between India and Pakistan. This is injustice with the people of J&K. I hope the present acrimonious discourse between the two neighbouring countries will give way to a discourse of harmony, peace and friendship,” she said.
Mehbooba was addressing the attestation-cum-passing out parade at Subsidiary Training Centre in Talwara, Reasi.
She said people of the state had suffered a lot due to the continued violence over the past 30 years. “At a time when we should be providing people good schools, hospitals and other amenities of modern life, the demand from the border areas comes for the construction of bunkers.”
“This situation has to be changed and the pain and agony of the people of the state should be heard,” the CM said.
Asking the police to play an active role in furthering the reconciliation process in the state, the CM asked the officers and jawans to be more humane while enforcing law.
She said her government was sensitive to the problems and difficulties of the police force and already several major steps like the KPS cadre review, enhancement of ex gratia, increase in the promotion quota of constabulary had been taken by the government.
Earlier, in his address, Director General of Police Sheesh Pal Vaid thanked the CM for the historic steps taken by her government for the welfare of the police force.
As many as 911 jawans passed out today from the Subsidiary Training Centre after completing the basic training course for recruiting constables.