SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said Islam's message of peace was too loud to be lost in the din of violence perpetrated by some people in its noble name.
"Islam's message of peace is too loud to be lost in the din of violence perpetrated by some people in its noble name. Peace will not return with guns but dialogue. "Innocent people in Syria, Iraq and Yemen are fleeing and taking shelter in Europe to escape bloodshed in their countries. Leaders like Chancellor of Germany and Prime Minister of England are taking a lead to provide succour to the refugees who are in a despicable condition," Sayeed said.
The chief minister was addressing people after inaugurating South Kashmir Sports Festival at Government Degree College for Boys in Anantnag. Sayeed vowed to end political instability in the state and restore people's honour and dignity, saying he had a vision for equitable development of all the three regions of the state. "I vow to end political instability of 70 long years in the state and restore people's honour and dignity. I enjoy the faith and confidence of people in taking J-K forward on the path of peace and development," he said.
The chief minister said he has a big vision for J-K which would see equitable development of all the three regions of the state. "We will practically demonstrate our resolve to improve communication network, education, health, rural and urban development," he said. Sayeed promised people to annihilate distances and give them their rights.
"J-K was just like a locked jail with no keys in sight when I took over (for first term as chief minister) in 2002. "We build roads, strengthened institutions and encouraged people-to-people contact, including confidence building measures across the LoC (Line of Control). I promise to take forward that agenda again," he said.