Welcoming the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decision on Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Jammu and Kashmir government said today that India and Pakistan must shun the legacy of animosity and confrontation and work towards peace and prosperity. Our region has witnessed enough of hangings, bloodbath and animosity of which the state of Jammu and Kashmir becomes the primary victim, said Works Minister and government spokesman Naeem Akhtar said in a statement. It is time for the political leadership of the two countries to work together for peace and prosperity, Akhtar, welcoming the ICJ decision staying Jadhav's execution, said that baying for each other's blood is not going to help the countries. All problems can be resolved through dialogue, he said. Akhtar said both the countries must shake hands with each other to put the South Asian region on a new trajectory of development that will change the social, economic and political landscape for good. He said the two countries can show the way on transforming legacies of the past into opportunities for the future. The history of past seven decades testifies that war mongering and violence has not yielded any results, he said.
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