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Srinagar, Jul 9 (UNI) Seeking cooperation from all sections of society for restorating peace and normalcy, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra stressed that these were imperative for the development and prosperity of the state.

Mr Vohra, during his day-long meeting with the leaders of different political parties and individuals yesterday, made a fervent appeal to the people of the state to remain calm and help in reinforcement of peace and normalcy, an official spokesman said today.

While interacting with delegations representing various segments of society, the Governor exhorted leaders of different political parties and social organisations to display their time-tested sagacity and redouble their efforts to bring about harmony.

Normalcy was imperative at this crucial juncture when the state has been treading the path of development after having suffered the onslaught of violence and terrorism nearly for two decades, he said.

He said an 11-member National Conference legislator delegation from Jammu, led by Provincial President, Ajay Sadhotra urged the Governor to ensure adequate arrangements for pilgrims visiting Jammu, the gateway to the two important pilgrimages of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi and Shri Amarnath.

They said the traditional hospitality of the people of Jammu has remained unmatched and the local citizens have always risen to the occasion in providing shelter to those in distress, even during the most testing times.

Responding to the suggestions made by the delegation from Jammu, the Governor reiterated that peace restoration and ensuring the welfare of all sections of society was on top of the Government's agenda and sought the cooperation of one and all in bringing normalcy.

The spokesman said Mr Vohra also had interaction with Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz, Union Minister and Jammu Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee president, which was followed by his meeting with a delegation comprising, Mr Ghulam Hassan Mir and Hakim Mohammed Yaseen, both former Ministers.

Earlier, the Governor held separate meetings with Chief Secretary S S Kapur, and Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda, and held discussions on various important matters.

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