Srinagar: Accusing the Centre and state
government of failing to respond with compassion to the
situation in Kashmir, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) on Saturday urged the Prime Minister to intervene.
"Even as the present scenario in Kashmir looks
extremely dark, it could still be turned around through
positive and purposeful intervention," the party said in a
statement issued after a meeting of its legislators and senior
leaders chaired by PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
"The situation calls for immediate intervention at the
level of the Prime Minister which could be perceived as
dignified and a serious step in order to defuse the tension
on ground," it said, cautioning that any further delay in
reaching out to the people "could make retrieval that
much more difficult."
It alleged that governments at the centre and state
had failed to respond with compassion to a highly painful
"The administration had been cautioned by no less a
person than the prime minister himself during his June visit
about its failures in addressing even the basic problems of
the people," the PDP claimed and dubbed the state government`s
response to the current situation as "childish".
"By its childish response to the current situation,
the government has failed in all aspects of governance," he
The PDP stressed on the need for sincere efforts on
part of the government to create an atmosphere for resolution
of Kashmir problem.