Pursue dialogue, governor tells Jammu and Kashmir people

January 25th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Jan 25 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Wednesday urged the people of the state to shed their inhibitions and join hands to seek resolution of issues confronting the state through dialogue.

In his perfect choice of words with an appeal to one and all across the state, Vohra underlined the need for their unity of thought and action.

He reminded the people how panchayat elections with a huge turnout, ranging from 70 to 80 percent, had given a new direction to the state.

Vohra appealed to the leaders of all political parties, social, cultural and religious organisations, and all other segments of society to “join ranks for the resolution of all remaining issues through dialogue and discussion”.

Greeting the people on the eve of the 63rd Republic Day, the governor observed that agitations and confrontations have already caused enormous human and economic losses and the recurring disruption of the educational system at all levels has done irreparable damage to the career prospects of the youths.

He emphasised that development and growth can take place only in an environment of sustained peace and normalcy.

Referring to the turmoil faced in the preceding three summers, he said the spurt of economic activity during 2011 clearly demonstrated that progress can be achieved only when normalcy prevails.

He observed that the stable environment during the past year attracted nearly 1.20 crore pilgrims and tourists to visit the state, including over 32,000 foreigners.

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