Srinagar | Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Friday during all-party meet asked the parties to play a role in “motivating the youth to shun the path of violence.”
Governor Vohra had called for the meeting to seek the opinion of political representatives on the governance of the State. The party leader advised Vohra against any “hot pursuit policy in Kashmir.”
Raj Bhawan spokesperson said the issues of internal security, law and order, development, educational problems, Amarnath Yatra and the current political scenario were discussed at the all-party meeting. “Mr. Vohra sought the cooperation of all stakeholders for the restoration of peace and tranquillity,” the spokesman added.
Former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, who represented the National Conference at the meeting called for an immediate dissolution of the Assembly and a conducive atmosphere for early elections. He urged the Governor to take confidence-building measures and ensure that there was zero-tolerance towards the human rights violations.
According to sources, Panthers Party’s Harsh Dev Singh said that “No political party or political combination has the number to stake claim to power. Therefore, the Assembly should be dissolved.” However, both the PDP with 28 seats and the BJP with 25 seats in the 87-seat Assembly maintained silence on the issue.
Democratic Nationalist Party chief G.H. Mir said the main aim of the all-party meeting was to find ways to improve the situation in the state and all political parties gave inputs on how to do it. “The parties suggested measures to restore peace and offered to support any initiative towards achieving this goal. Violence and killings will not achieve anything,” he said.
National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah, BJP State president Sat Sharma, Congress State president G.A. Mir; PDP’s Dilawar Mir, CPI(M) State secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik and Panther’s Party chairman Harsh Dev Singh were among the leaders who attended the all-party meeting.