Vohra for conciliatory approachJune 27th, 2008 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Thursday advocated a conciliatory approach in tackling issues of public importance and expressed sorrow over the lives lost in the last few days during protests over land allotment to Amarnath shrine authorities. “We must respect and assuage the urges and aspirations of all sections of society and strive for a peaceful and progressive Jammu and Kashmir,” Vohra, who assumed the office of governor Wednesday, said in a statement.
The governor urged all segments of society including political and social organizations to view various issues dispassionately and support all initiatives to restore peace and order, which he strongly emphasized is crucial to maintaining an atmosphere of harmony and amity for which Jammu and Kashmir has been known for centuries.
Vohra said the Amarnath pilgrimage has been a unique example of Kashmir’s pluralistic ethos for centuries and owes its successful accomplishment to the active participation of the majority brethren.
The governor said the shrine board - of which he is ex-officio head - is deeply sensitive to the sensibilities of people on various issues including the environmental aspects of the yatra zone and said that every possible effort will be made to meet fully the ecological requirements.
He said the board shall be open to each and every suggestion in this regard and all necessary measures will be implemented on time-bound basis.
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