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Time proving Mufti Sayeed’s vision for resolution through dialogue and reconciliation right: PDP

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Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today paid glowing tributes to its founder and former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on his 5th death Anniversary.

In a statement issued here, the party described its late founder as a far sighted political leader and an astute administrator who remained focused on evolving and executing a practical roadmap for sustainable peace with dignity in J&K as well as securing development for its people.

“Everyday incidents in J&K serve as a reminder that issues can’t be brushed under the carpet and that the only viable road to sustainable peace in South Asia lies in dialogue & reconciliation as envisioned by Mufti sahab,” said PDP President Mehbooba Mufti.

Calling for resumption of the now reversed peace process, Mehbooba underlined that Mufti sahab’s vision of a roadmap for permanent peace was founded upon the idea of respect to and engaging with varied shades of opinion.

“Mufti sahab’s tenure as the Chief Minister saw this road map evolve and for the first time bring to the fore the idea of national consensus on reconciliatory approach to resolve issues and bring peace to South Asian region. The dividends of this approach manifested in opening of Cross LoC routes, ceasefire along LoC, relief to and rehabilitation of the victims of violence, upholding of human rights and thinning of footprints of security forces from the civilian area”, the statement quoted her saying.

“As we pass through difficult times, this approach of Mufti sahab remains the only way forward to achieve permanent peace in the region by getting all stakeholders together for achieving this otherwise elusive goal and get people rid of miseries,” she added.

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