Kashmir Leader For Amnesty To Youth Who Crossed LoC
11 May 2007
Srinagar: Kashmir leader of India's Communist Party (Marxist) whose support is crucial to Congress led government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday stressed upon leadership in Delhi to have a broader consensus for providing amnesty to those Kashmiri youth, who crossed LoC for armed training, to facilitate them lead a peaceful and dignified life. M Y Trigami, State Secretary CPI (M) and MLA said this would be major CBM for Kashmiris towards bringing back peace and normalcy in the State. Tarigami said that the youth who crossed Line of Control into akistani controlled part of Kashmir are now eagerly waiting for amnesty as they have 'realized their mistake'. 'Our party has taken this issue seriously in all the three Round Table Conference (RTC) held in past and time has come to act on this issue now', he said and added that great number of families are directly connected with this humanitarian issue. Tarigami said that much blood shed has taken place and people have suffered a lot. 'We want to make Kashmir as a bridge of friendship between India and Pakistan', he added. He said the people of J&K will be the biggest beneficiaries of peace between the two countries. Referring to the disappearance cases, Tarigami demanded for constituting a credible mechanism relating to this aspect. He lauded the role of Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad by taking action against to those involved in fake encounters. He said that now people have trust in government machinery. Tarigami urged the government to take action to rehabilitate widows, orphans and other victims of violence on priority as their conditions is pathetic and miserable. He said this issue was also considered in RTC and need of the hour is to implement it at the grass root level.