Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday reiterated the efficacy of self-rule in securing a lasting peace in Jammu and Kashmir which addresses both the internal and external dimensions of the problem.
Chairing the first meeting of the youth PDP leadership from all the districts of the Valley since August 5, 2019, Mehbooba underlined the need to initiate a threadbare conversation on how PDP’s vision and roadmap have become all the more important given the current situation in the state and fast-changing geopolitical situation in the subcontinent.
“Self-rule is an internally consistent framework indicative of direction for the resolution of the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. It addresses the internal and the external dimensions of the problem in a manner that is realistic, practical, just and acceptable. It is a creative framework for resolution of the issue without compromising the sovereignty of the two nation states involved,” Mehbooba, who is a former chief minister of J&K, said.
Interacting with the leaders of the youth wing of the party from Kashmir province, the party president termed youth as the beacon of hope for bringing about a lasting change in the polity of Jammu and Kashmir.
“These are the times of the youth for the youth. The mantle of responsibility has befallen the youth of J&K to shape a brighter future for the coming generations. Youth should not shy away from mainstream politics but rather take up the role and responsibility,” Mehbooba said.
On the occasion, the party Chief Spokesperson gave a detailed presentation on the contours and elements of the Self-Rule road map and asked the participants to take the same to masses.