Jammu: PDP activists on Monday said it is high
time that the government take some bold initiatives for a
peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue.
Resolution of Kashmir problem is key to lasting peace in
South Asia region and both the state and union governments
should take bold steps to solve the issue as per wishes and
aspirations of people, PDP leaders told a gathering of party
Among those who addressed the gathering include PDP vice
president Trilok Singh Bajwa, general secretary Balbir Singh
and MLAs Rafiq Hussain Khan and Choudhary Zulfikar Ali.
The PDP leaders said there is a need to create an
atmosphere of trust and confidence in Kashmir valley.
Demanding revocation of Armed Forces Special Power Act,
they said political prisoners and innocent people, languishing
in jails across the state, should be released to create an
atmosphere conducive for establishing peace in Jammu and
They also demanded opening of Jammu-Sailkote, Bandipore-
Gurez-Gilgit, Chhamb Jourian-Mirpur, Nowshere-Mirpur-Kotli and
Teetwal-Chilhan routes so that the state could be developed as
a business hub.