New Delhi: Deeply anguished over the
prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley, senior Congress leader
Karan Singh today sought opening up of "serious political
dialogue" with all parties and groups in the state so that
consensus could be found to fulfil "differing aspirations".
Hoping that the cycle of violence will end and "saner
counsels" will prevail soon, he said the dialogue process
should be started once normalcy is restored in the Valley.
"My heart goes out to the families and dear ones of these
young men who have fallen in the prime of their lives," Singh
said in a statement.
Singh said the current situation has left "broader
political questions regarding the precise position of the
Jammu and Kashmir state within India, as well as the differing
aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and
Ladakh to be considered in depth."
"For this purpose, once normalcy has been restored, I
would urge that a serious political dialogue be opened with
all political parties and groups in J and K to try and arrive
at a consensus, if possible," Singh said.
The Rajya Sabha MP also sought speedy implementation of
the recommendations of the Working Groups set up after the
Prime Minister`s roundtable.
Expressing optimism that the situation will return to
normal before holy month of Ramazan and auspicious festival of
Raksha Bandhan, he said reconciliation process as well as
compensation for those involved in the agitation "must be
tackled with compassion and generosity by the state