“PDP welcomes governor’s Offer for engagement” Initiative of taking dialogue process through Centre’s Special Representative most appreciable: Madni

Srinagar, Jan 3: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appreciates
the state Government’s resolve to take the initiative of dialogue
through the institution of Centre’s Special Representative to its
logical conclusion.  Party welcomes the Governor’s offer for
engagement as a sincere and concerted follow up “made in his
Address to joint session of legislators, yesterday.
PDP Vice President Sartaj Madni said the process of dialogue is
moving in right direction and there is a visible progress in gaining
the required trust needed for such initiatives.  People from all
walks of life have established communication with the interlocutor
and feel satisfied on the grievance redressal mechanism. is a
clear indication that  all stake holders will make peace a common
cause and allow the initiative to culminate into real hope and
promise.
Madni said there is clear focus on sustained peace and
development and sensitivities borne out of history and related to
conflict are being taken care of. The policy decisions including
Amnesty to stone-palters, relief to sufferers including pelt victims,
job policy for youth, Chief Minister’s unique exercise of outreach
and above all the regard for liberty and human rights helped to
bring a  discernible change in the attitudes of masses . A positive
discourse on engagement has since begun.
Madni said that Governor’s appeal  to separatists  is an honest
assurance on the intentions of Mehbooba-led Government to

collectively work for meaningful resolution of issues which meets
the aspirations of stake holders. The offer needs to be taken as
another big trust-building measure which should motivate
everyone to participate in the process without harboring any
doubts.
Madni said, it is unfortunate that state has hugely suffered  due to
misplaced obsessions and present initiative underwent some
hiccups . However, full backing of Union Government and Prime
Minister’s public commitment  on last year’s Independence Day
did not allow misgivings to mar the process.
He said   Government’s resolve to turn see 2018 as a year for
harbinger of an era of peace is a message emanating from
empathy for the people of the region. He expressed confidence
that once  the dialogue process reaches each stakeholder , the
scope of mutual trust and understanding will expand for good of
the state and its people.