Genesis of Kashmir resolution lies in its political solution: Rana

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Jammu, Jan 9 (UNI) Participating in the discussion on the Governor's address in the Legislative Council, MLC Devender Singh Rana today said that the genesis of the Kashmir resolution lay in its political solution.

''There is a military dimension and there is an economic dimension to the Kashmir issue but the genesis lies in the political solution,'' Mr Rana said, referring to the five working groups formed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the round table conference in Kashmir.

He said the most crucial working group on the Centre-State relations has not met and its recommendations have not been finalised, thereby not addressing the vital political dimension of Kashmir issue.

He also said, at the time of setting up of the working groups, the government had claimed that these will have a political oversight, in contrast, the Governor S K Sinha, in his address to the joint session stated that a committee headed by the Union Home secretary has been entrusted with the job of overseeing and monitoring the implementation of the said recommendations, thereby removing the role of those who matter in the political spectrum of Jammu and Kashmir.

Though four working groups have submitted their recommendations to the union government, the latter is yet to take note of those recommendations, he added.

''It seems they are sitting silent on those recommendations as no perceptible change is visible on the ground as per those recommendations.'' Referring to another confidence-building measure, Mr Rana said at the time of launching Uri-Muzaffarabad bus service, the government has claimed that it is fulfilling the dreams of generations. But the truth remains that the common people across the state of, who were looking forward to undertaking that historic journey are still facing lot of hardships.

He said only 0.0002% of the state's population has crossed the LOC on the Muzafarabad and Rawalakote road, which is an index of its usage.

Advocating the need for certain relaxations in the travel documents, Mr Rana said people should be allowed to board the bus with their authenticated identity proof.

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