We will ensure every Kashmiri lives with dignity: President Pranab

President Pranab in KashmirSrinagar: In an attempt to reach out to the people of Kashmir, President Pranab Mukherjee said that state will ensure that every Kashmiri lives with dignity.

“Let the dark days of violence and conflict be left behind and a let a new dawn emerge,” President Pranab Mukherjee said. Reaching out to people who have suffered decades of violence, Mukherjee candidly acknowledged that they have grievances.

“Many important issues need deft handling and speedy resolution,” he said, adding that both the Central and state governments were determined to ensure that people of Kashmir live with dignity having equal rights and equal opportunities.

Mukherjee made these remarks during his first visit to the state since assuming office of the President two months ago. In a meaningful address to the citizens of the valley the President underlined the urgent need for greater tolerance in the society.

“No problems are ever resolved by violence. It only aggravates the pain and the hurt on every side. The healing process must be nurtured with love, compassion and patience.”

Zahid Maqbool is a freelance journalist based in Srinagar.

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