Challenges in Jammu and Kashmir will be met through dialogue: CM

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba addressing after unfurling the national flag during Independence Day celebration at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar on Tuesday PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR

Jammmu, Reiterating that dialogue is the only means to resolve all “disagreements” in Jammu and Kashmir, chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that she is working with the people of the state and center to help the state reach its full potential.
In her tweet, Mufti said: “I wholeheartedly agree with Governor N. N. Vohra that the challenges in the state will be met through dialogue, which is the best means of resolving all disagreements. Working with the people of the state & centre we remain committed to helping J&K achieve its full potential.”Batting for regaining the lost trust and negating the misgivings in certain sections in Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N N Vohra earlier said the state government sees 2018 as a year of opportunities and a period for fully exploiting all possible openings and opportunities.
He also called for tough and targeted actions by the security forces to ensure that the arc of violence does not spread from the fringes to the mainstream, to disrupt the lives in the valley yet again.
“We shall need to regain the lost trust and negate the misgivings in certain sections of our society (in Kashmir),” he said in his address to the joint session of the legislature here today.

The budget session began on a stormy note as the Opposition staged a walkout during Vohra’s address to protest alleging failure of the PDP-BJP government on all fronts particularly security.