Jammu, May 17 : Welcoming the Centre's decision to announce a unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir during Ramzan, CPI(M) MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami hoped that it would help initiate a meaningful dialogue process to put an end to violence.
The CPI(M) leader called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a structural and meaningful dialogue during his visit to the state on May 19.
"We welcome the Centre's decision to announce a unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir during Ramzan. We hope that not only for this month, but we expect violence will end forever and it will help initiate a meaningful dialogue process," Tarigami said.
He said that political dialogue with dissenting voices and Pakistan was a must for success of this initiative.
The CPI(M) leader said that silencing of guns on both sides was the need of the hour as hostilities could further derail the efforts leading towards formation of a better understanding.
The Kulgam MLA said that violence was option for none and especially for the suffering people of J&K, who had been the worst victims of hostilities in the region for last so many decades.