With cross-border infiltration and the patent stone throwing coming to low ebb there has been a quantum change in the Kashmir Valley environment. But what is visible could be disturbing. One cannot make a straight presumption as the situation is bit confusing. Compared to yesteryears the rate of violence has come down this fact has been accepted not only by the Union government but even common man also equally. Majority population is in favour of peace which has remained elusive. It sounds very simple but when it comes to maintaining a political balance it looks a bit difficult. Violence in any form is condemnable and does not justify statistical comparisons. Yes, priorities change when one changes perspectives and the Governor Satya Pal Malik who is an old hand in the political scenario would have to work with a new perspective that is keeping the dialogue mode on involving all layers of the society who become stake holders and commit for safeguarding peace. This is the right time Government should come out with a clear cut line of action. Can the Union Government define the nomenclature of these ‘stake holders’ of peace? Hurriyat says talks are not possible within the ambit of the Constitution. This has been their age-old stand. Centre says there is no third party to the Kashmir talks. Then whom does Union Minister is expecting to come to the table for the talks through which both centre and state is trying to find the solution to the vexatious Kashmir problem a left-over of the partition of the continent on the religious grounds. Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked Atal Bihari Vajpayee principle for talks while inaugurating super specialty hospital at Katra few years back. From then onwards talks have not moved any further. Centre should come out with action plan so that efforts can be made to bring in the elusive peace. Today Pakistan stands isolated with America hinting about mediation and wants India to be in Afghanistan. India is not in maintaining security only but also involved in infrastructure reconstruction and rebuilding the war damaged economy. Indian investments are high and America sees reconstruction of the country as a humanitarian effort for peace and not a military effort.
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