Former Fed. Minister calls Kashmir Minorites meeting in Srinagar,GCIC present
Ambika Soni along with former Union minister Salman Khurshid chaired a day-long meeting of local leaders, who apprised them of the ground situation in their respective districts.Global Council of Indian Christians(GCIC) coordinator Amman Paul was also invited as a christian minority community leader.
Regretting that the leaders of the PDP-BJP coalition government were not to be seen on ground, she said: “I only read the statement of the Health Minister, that too from Jammu, that medicines are available at (Kashmir) hospitals but the ground situation as per the feedback received from our cadres is different.”
Khurshid, too, regretted that the Centre had failed to reach out to the people. He said the Centre “has a style, they do not talk. There is no signal that they have an intention to talk.” He said there was a need to initiate a dialogue with all shades of opinion in the Valley. “There is a need to talk to thousands of people, including youth,” he said. initiate a dialogue with the separatist leaders.
Khurshid said the protests had sent out a “caveat” that its nature was changing. He said the social networking sites, like Facebook, were “becoming important” and protests were “leaderless.”
The Congress adopted a resolution after the meeting where it said the current unrest was an “outcome of the anti-minority policies of the BJP and the RSS”.