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Srinagar, Oct 1 (UNI) Showing their strong commitment towards maintaining peace in the region, members of the Jammu and Kashmir State Advisory Council (SAC) has resolved to work unitedly for creating an atmosphere of trust and faith.

In its first meeting held under the chairmanship of Governor N N Vohra here yesterday, the members of the Council, constituted recently, appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to maintain calm, communal harmony and brotherhood.

An official spokesman said today the Council had unanimously adopted a resolution in which all the members of the Advisory Council had declared their strong commitment towards '' the promotion of peace, communal and regional amity'' so that ''the composite cultural ethos of the State, its age-old tradition of harmony and spirit of assimilation'' could be preserved.

The resolution stated ,'' We resolve to exercise our personal and collective influence--social, moral and intellectual--to create an environment of trust and faith and to rebuild mutual understanding, through dialogue and conciliation, which seeks to preserve and nurture the historic organic linkages between different communities across the three regions of the State.'' The Council also expressed profound grief and sorrow over the loss of lives during the recent turmoil in the State.

It also showed its deep concern about the grave consequences the student community had to face due to the recent disruptions.

The council also voiced its concern about the economic losses and appealed to all concerned to strive hard to effectively restore back to development path.

The Council fervently appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to strengthen ''peace and development and work collectively for a brighter and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting was attended by leaders of various political parties besides all the three advisors of Mr Vohra, Chief secretary and top officials.

The next meeting would be held on October 18, the spokesperson said.

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