Both Houses of J&K Legislature passes resolution on terror attacks
The Houses resolved unanimously to condemn the attacks and urged upon the Government of India to impress upon the Pakistani government to take all measures for preventing such acts in future for a lasting peace in the region so that the initiatives towards peace do not get derailed and allow the people of Jammu & Kashmir to get the dividends of peace process.
The House, which is the most legitimate democratic institution representing the aspirations of the people of the state, resolves that the movement for peace and reconciliation will be carried forward with full force and the enemies of people will be defeated.
Earlier, while speaking during the Question Hour in the Legislative Assembly as well as the Council, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said the attacks that were carried out in Kathua and Samba will not defeat and weaken 'our resolve to bring in lasting peace in the region'.
“The relations between India and Pakistan won’t improve if such incidents continue to happen,” he said, while calling for a greater vigil on the borders to prevent such attacks.
Urging Pakistan to rein in subversive elements operating from within its territory, the Chief Minister said a message has to go to it from the state Assembly that incidents like Samba and Kathua will not be tolerated in future.
“The roots of democracy have grown stronger in the state. There were no incidents on borders in the state from Kathua to Kargil between 2002 to 2008. We have invested a lot in the peace process. There are some rogue elements which, in the name of religion, are carrying out such acts. These elements will not be allowed to damage the fabric of peace in the State,” said the Chief Minister.
He described the recently-held Assembly elections as free, fair and transparent which restored the faith of the people in the democratic institutions of the state and the country.
“I urge all the people to allow the state of J&K to reap the rich dividends of peace, for which steps have been taken by the Government of India,” he said.
(Reporting by Saqleem Iqbal Qadri)