CPI (M) urges govt. to create atmosphere of trust in Kashmir

| Updated: Aug 10, 2016 18:39 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 10 (ANI): Lashing out at the BJP-led NDA Government for not being able to bring any solution to the prevailing unrest in Kashmir yet, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday said blood spilled in the Valley was drawing vultures from Pakistan. CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury told the Rajya Sabha if there is a trust deficit, the government has to create an atmosphere of trust in Kashmir. "No solutions have been found in over 32 days of turmoil in Kashmir and use of pellet guns has also not stopped despite repeated requests. Vultures only come down when they smell blood. Blood is being spilled in Kashmir and that's why vultures are coming in from across the border," he added. Yechury urged the government to discuss the issue with an open mind and listen to all ideas, adding that confidence building is required for the same. "The problem can be solved only if you initiate this political dialogue on the central issue, of promises made to the people of Kashmir. How are you going to implement that? I have been urging the government that this only can come through in an atmosphere of trust. I want the government to seriously ponder because the point is to solve the problem in Kashmir, which is actually a wound for all of us," he added. The Opposition leaders had voiced concern over the Valley being curfew-bound for over a month and demanded a stop to the use of pellet guns. They also demanded a parliamentary delegation to be sent to Kashmir to deliberate with all sections and an all-party meet to find a resolution. The Trinamool Congress earlier today said Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani was more dangerous on internet than on streets, adding that he was more dangerous dead than alive. "Please do not meddle in India's matters. Burhan Wani was more dangerous on internet than on streets. He's more dangerous dead than alive. It is very important at this stage not to make a distinction between Kashmir-the land and Kashmir-the people," TMC MP Derek O' Brien told the Rajya Sabha. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said there is murder of humanity and democracy in Kashmir. 'Kashmiriyat' and 'Insaniyat' are murdered by pellet guns. We all should jointly take out a solution for this. Everyone in Kashmir is a victim of militancy. Many of us have lost their near and dear ones due to this militancy in Kashmir," he added. "There should be an all-party delegation and a meeting that needs to be sent to Jammu and Kashmir. It should be announced during the Parliament," he added. Asserting that using force is not the way, Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav said they have to strive hard to win hearts of Kashmiris, adding that the use of pellet guns must be stopped immediately. "Kashmir is angry with us. But we should bring it back with love.otherwise history won't forgive us," he told the Rajya Sabha. Ramgopal Yadav of the Samajwadi Party called for sending a strong message to Pakistan not to meddle in Kashmir. He alleged that Pakistan and ISI are involved in misleading the youth of Kashmir Valley. He said the neighboring country is sponsoring and supporting those who are involved in anti-India activities. Terming the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir as complex, Yadav said it is high time to fight against powers which are trying to destabilize peace and security in Kashmir. (ANI)
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