Resolution of Kashmir issue key to peace in South Asia: PDP

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Jammu, Feb 14 (PTI) PDP activists today said it is hightime that the government take some bold initiatives for apeaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue.

Resolution of Kashmir problem is key to lasting peace inSouth Asia region and both the state and union governmentsshould take bold steps to solve the issue as per wishes andaspirations of people, PDP leaders told a gathering of partyworkers.

Among those who addressed the gathering include PDP vicepresident Trilok Singh Bajwa, general secretary Balbir Singhand MLAs Rafiq Hussain Khan and Choudhary Zulfikar Ali.

The PDP leaders said there is a need to create anatmosphere of trust and confidence in Kashmir valley.

Demanding revocation of Armed Forces Special Power Act,they said political prisoners and innocent people, languishingin jails across the state, should be released to create anatmosphere conducive for establishing peace in Jammu andKashmir.

They also demanded opening of Jammu-Sailkote, Bandipore-Gurez-Gilgit, Chhamb Jourian-Mirpur, Nowshere-Mirpur-Kotli andTeetwal-Chilhan routes so that the state could be developed asa business hub.

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