Trifurcation demand dangerous move: Shah
24 June 2001
The Asian Age
Srinagar: Acting Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Mohiuddin Shah today said the demand of trifurcation of the state is a dangerous move to divide the state on regional and religious basis. "Demand for trifurcation is inimical to the interests of the nation and state in particular", Shah said addressing a meeting of National Conference workers here today. He appealed the party workers to remain united against such nefarious designs. Shah said restoration of greater autonomy to the state is a better way to fulfil the aspirations of the people. He said peace and normalcy is imperative for the development of the state and people must remain vigilant against decisive elements by maintainting unity. He said people of the state have given a massive mandate to the National Conference and thus the government led by it, is committed to work for their welfare to keep up the promises made to the people. The autonomy report was passed in the state legislature and now it is on the part of the centre to consider the report, keeping in view the aspirations of the people of the state, Shah said. Referring to the proposed Indo-Pak summit meeting, the acting chief minister expressed the hope that these talks would foster friendly relations between the two countries and help to evolve a way out to solve the bilateral issues peacefully.