SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Friday sought the support of political parties during the All-Party Meeting to tackle the prevailing security and political situation in the State.
Former Chief Minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah, State Congress chief G A Mir, BJP leader Sat PDP senior leader Mohammad Dilawar Mir, CPI (M) State Secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik, Peoples Conference MLA Bashir Dar; MLA Hakim Mohammad Yaseen, National Panthers Party chairman Harsh Dev Singh and ex-minister Ghulam Hassan Mir attended the APM.
Sources said Governor held wide-ranging discussions on issues related to internal security, law and order, development, educational problems, ensuing Amarnath Yatra and political scenario in the State. Vohra sought cooperation from all stakeholders for the restoration of peace in the State to enable speeding up of developmental activities.
“Governor urged the leaders to join hands in bringing the State out of the present morass and motivating the youth to shun the path of violence and concentrating on their education and future careers,” an official said. The political leaders extended their support to Governor for restoring lasting peace in the State by taking into confidence all sections of the society.
They also emphasized the need for the administration to work in a neutral, transparent and accountable manner, completion of important pending development projects in the different regions of the State.
Sources said representatives of Kashmir-based parties urged Governor to take some confidence-building measures, ensure zero-tolerance towards human rights violations and direct security forces to avoid collateral damage during operation. They said Omar demanded the dissolution of the Assembly and holding of early polls.