Hope alternative to pellets will not be lethal: Congress
STATE TIMES NEWS
SRINAGAR: Welcoming the initiative taken by Ministry of Home Affairs to ban pellets in Kashmir, Congress on Thursday said that the party has pressed for banning the pellets during the meeting with Home Minister yesterday, besides recently during the meeting with Prime Minister, the opposition had already demanded to ban lethal pellets and sought that the alternative to pellets must not be lethal.
While expressing satisfaction over the initiative taken by the Home Ministry to ban the use of pellets, JKPCC Chief G.A. Mir said that it will be good on the part of Home Ministry to effect the ban, at the earliest.
PCC Chief also welcomed the comments of Home Minister about the All Parties Delegation visiting Kashmir. “Although it is little late, but of course a welcome step”, he said adding Congress Party, time and again, and in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha had urged the Centre Government to send an all parties delegation to Kashmir which will hold discussion with all shades of opinion.
Commenting on the current valley unrest, PCC Chief said it is the outcome of backstabbing and betrayal with the people by PDP in valley, the agenda of alliance between PDP and BJP in which both the parties had promised enough, but could not even make a single promise.
Mir reiterated that prevalence of peace is must for stability, progress and development of the people and guarantees the safety and security of the common masses. He appealed people to help in restoring peace and normalcy in the valley so that valley does not suffer any more losses.