Srinagar: Demanding opening of all routes , including Kargil-Skardu, with Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK), Peoples democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said such initiatives will not only open up J&K to the world but also serve the cause of peace beyond boundaries.
Meanwhile, after Mehbooba and National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah, chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Omar Farooq has also supported the demand of people of Kargil in Ladakh region to open road to Skardu in POK.
Ms Mehbooba, who resigned as Chief Minister in June last year after BJP pulled out from the coalition government, said opening of all routes with PaK was one of the point envisaged in the “ Self Rule” document of the PDP.
Taking to micro blogging site twitter Ms Mehbooba said “ PDP envisaged through #SelfRule not only opening of #KargilSkardu , but other routes too , to let people explore & increase contacts across borders . Such initiatives will not only open up jk to the world around us ,but also serve the cause of peace beyond boundaries @jkpdp”.
Mirwaiz in a tweet said “ Support People’s march in #Kargil demanding reopening of old Kargil-Skardu route which is just 120 kms apart ! All natural routes of divided state of J&K should be opened and people allowed to connect to their loved ones, have access to essentials in harsh weather conditions and.”
Former CM Omar Abdullah has also supported the people of Kargil who took to streets on Friday demanding opening of the road to Skardu.
Presently people of the Jammu and Kashmir are crossing over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) at two places—Srinagar-Muzaffarabad, POK capital and Poonch in Jammu region-Rawlakote.
Both the routes have helped thousand of families divided due to partition in 1947 to meet each.