Mir wel­comes open­ing of Kar­tarpur Cor­ri­dor

Seeks more re­li­gious places to be open as Kar­ta­pur cor­ri­dor

The Northlines - - STATE - NL COR­RE­SPON­DENT DODA, DEC 06

Jammu and Kash­mir congress chief urged In­dia and Pak­istan to open the route for fa­mous pil­grim­age place of Kash­miri Pun­dit's in Pak­istan oc­cu­pied Kash­mir 'Sharda Peeth' as it con­nects with the faith of thou­sands of Kash­miri Pan­dits. Termed the re­cent step of In­dia and Pak­istan for open­ing Kar­tarpur Cor­ri­dor for Sikh pil­grims a ma­jor and a wel­come step, Mir said ex­pec­ta­tions of peo­ple have in­creased af­ter this move and we want more and more re­li­gious places to open for pil­grim­age.

To show their strength, the congress party held a mega rally to fe­lic­i­tate newly elected Panchs and Sarpanchs at Doda on Thurs­day to prove their claims where party Chief Ghu­lam Mo­hammed Mir, se­nior leader Ab­dul Ma­jid Wani and se­nior Leader Thakur Bal­bir Singh among other congress lead­ers were present.

On the side­lines of Congress rally at Doda, Mir said, "Kar­tarpur is a great step as it's the first good­will step be­tween the two coun­tries. We want other re­li­gious places to be kept open which help in build­ing con­fi­dence among peo­ple and also pro­vide both gov­ern­ments an at­mos­phere to sought-out their dif­fer­ences."

On fresh elec­tions in Jammu and Kash­mir' Mir said, "Congress party is ready for the elec­tions any­time, but we want both elec­tions of Lok Sabha and Assem­bly should be con­ducted at the same time and it should be held within six months as ear­lier on 19 July, when BJP with­drew and no po­lit­i­cal party claimed for gov­ern­ment, the gov­er­nor should have dis­solved the assem­bly and con­ducted fresh elec­tions, but that did not hap­pen."

How­ever, Se­nior Congress Leader and For­mer Min­is­ter from Doda Ab­dul Ma­jid Wani ac­cused NC and PDP for boy­cotting in elec­tions and then con­test with proxy can­di­dates to help BJP and his party would con­test the next assem­bly elec­tions in Jammu and Kash­mir alone.

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