`J&K turmoil has increased religious polarisation`

Stressing on the need for a fresh initiative to bring in peace and harmony in Jammu and Kashmir, a top Army Commander today said that turmoil has increased regional and religious polarisation in the state.

Poonch: Stressing on the need for a
fresh initiative to bring in peace and harmony in Jammu and
Kashmir, a top Army Commander today said that turmoil has
increased regional and religious polarisation in the state.

"The recent turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir has increased
regional and religious polarisation in the state," General
Officer Commanding (GOC), Ace of Space Division Major General
Om Prakash said at a seminar on Peace here.

"Petty" politics have stirred the existing fault lines,
feeding on the cultural, social and religious multiplicity of
the people of the state and their "prismatic and fragmented
political orientations", he said.

Prakash said that in this state of turmoil and
instability, there is an urgent need for a healing touch, for
a fresh initiative to bring in peace and harmony in the
"fractured" society.

PTI

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