Call for Indo-Pak people-to-people contact, demilitarization, dialogue on Kashmir

In its third and final leg, the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) chapter of the Pakistan-India People’s Forum For Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) hosted the National Alliance for People’s Movements (NAPM)-sponsored Samvidhan Samman Yatra, which aims at honouring and protecting the Constitution. The yatra reached Jammu after covering over 30 states across the country, and will end in Delhi on December 10, the international human rights day.
In her welcome address, peace activist, PIPFPD national executive committee member and Executive Editor of the Kashmir Times Group of Publications, Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal, delineated the imminent dangers to the basic spirit of Constitution and rights conferred upon all citizens, irrespective of their caste, creed, colour or religion, from fascist forces. She said there should ben anall out efforts to protect human rights from onslaught by fundamentalists patronized by the ruling dispensation.
Those who participated at the meet included peace activists from Jammu, including advocate Jameel Qazmi, ID Khajuria of Internationalist Democratic Party (IDP), Abhijit Jasrotia, trade union leader Sampat Prakash advocated for sincere efforts to resolve J&K problem, major irritant in Indo-Pak relations, to provide much sought after reprieve to common masses of the state, suffering for last three decades.
Speaking at a function organized at the convention hall of the Jammu Tourist Reception Centre, a top yatra participant, Ramen Magsaysay awardee peace activist Sandeep Pandey detailed about PIPFPD’s persistent endeavours to advocate increased people-to-people contacts, de-militarisation, Indo-Pak dialogue to resolve all issues including Kashmir, Pandey also referred to “duplicity” of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on the nuke policy.

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