Asking people of Jammu and Kashmir to “give peace a chance”, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said it was imperative for dialogue and development and would have a “soothing impact” on India-Pakistan relations.
“For achieving the objective of development and dialogue, a congenial atmosphere of peace and tranquility needs to be created.
“I seek people’s cooperation in creating an environment conducive for development and dialogue,” Mehbooba said while interacting with people after kick-starting various developmental projects in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.
The chief minister said her government would work on the twin objectives of development and dialogue and asked the people of the state “to give peace a chance”.
“The people of J-K have a huge responsibility to ensure a congenial and peaceful atmosphere in the state so that it has a soothing impact on the relations between the two neighboring countries (India and Pakistan) which ultimately can pave the way for getting the state out of its difficulties,” Mehbooba said.
She regretted that every section of society suffered losses during the turmoil of past few months which also delayed the completion of many developmental projects in the state.