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Tarigami welcomes Indo-Pak army chiefs call for dialogue

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Hailing the statements of army chiefs of and Pakistan, senior CPI(M) leader and MLA M Y Tarigami today said the leadership of both the countries need to show courage and initiate the dialogue process to resolve all outstanding issues, including

"It is high time that the political leadership of the two countries (and Pakistan) engage in a meaningful, sustained and time-bound dialogue processWar and violence is not an option but can only result in massive devastation and destruction," he said in a statement here.

Backing dialogue with India, Army Gen had on Saturday said, "It is our sincere belief that the route to peaceful resolution of Pak-disputes -- including the core issue of -- runs through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue. While such dialogue is no favour to any party, it remains the inevitable precursor to peace across the region.

General yesterday said the radicalised youth of the Valley would soon realise that the gun was not the solution to their problems as neither security forces nor terrorists would achieve their goals through it.

Peace, he said, was the only way to improve the situation in that had been witnessing militancy for about three decades now.

Tarigami said only time will tell how sincere the political leadership in both the countries was to backup the suggestion of their military commanders.

"The suggestions of the two chiefs that dialogue was the way forward needs political backup and the coming time will tell how serious political leadership in both the countries will initiate the process of credible dialogue," he said.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 19:50 IST