As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a “historical” rally in Srinagar on November 7, Peoples Democratic Party is expecting that a message of communal harmony will go from here to rest of the country which has seen “trouble on communal lines” in recent past. “Let the venue of Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium from where (former PM Atal Bihari) Vajpayee sahab has made a historical beginning viz-a-viz Kashmir be the place from Prime Minister Modi gives a message of communal harmony to those who have created trouble in rest of the country,” government spokesman and senior PDP leader Nayeem Akhter told KNS. “For that we have to create such an atmosphere in Kashmir, so that PM makes a reaches out.” Akhter said that the seeds of peace which is seen in Kashmir or between Indian and Pakistan were sown in 2003, but said no headway was made in past 10 years in this regard. “Now we hope that PM Modi, who has a vast support of people of country, can make a new beginning of peace of prosperity in the region,” he said. Akhter added that Srinagar can once again become a special place for any Prime Minister after Vajpayee to repeat history by announcing a dialogue on Kashmir with both inyternal and external stakeholders. “We have to become inclusive by taking everybody on board and have to address Pakistan,” he said.
2015 Kashmir Despatch