Young MPs appeal for peace in J-K

August 5th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Cutting across party lines, the young members of Parliament issued an appeal to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday to end the ongoing clashes and restore peace and normalcy in the restive valley.

Expressing empathy, they urged the demonstrators to exercise restraint and resolve issues through peaceful dialogue.

“All of us, we urge our young brothers and sisters in Jammu and Kashmir to exercise restraint and to have trust in the power of dialogue. Open communication with a positive mind was the need of the hour to restore peace. That is our appeal to all of you,” said Congress MP Priya Dutt.

Several other youth leaders, including Dipendra Huda and Sandeep Dixit of the Congress, Anurag Thakur of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Akhilesh Yadav and Neeraj Shekhar of the Samajwadi Party and Supriya Sule of the NCP, issued a joint statement expressing their concern over the ongoing violence in the Valley.

“The resumption of peace dialogue is the only way to brings things back to normalcy in Kashmir, where the common man treads the path of development and promotes national progress,” opined BJP MP Anurag Thakur.

Mass protests in the Kashmir Valley resumed over the weekend.

In the past six days, more than 28 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and protesters, taking the death toll over the past eight weeks to 45. (ANI)

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