Rana welcomes release of five political leaders in Kashmir

National Conference Provincial President Mr Devender Singh Rana this evening welcomed the release of five mainstream political leaders after over four months’ detention in the Kashmir Valley, hoping that the other leaders too would be released soon.

“Release of all the political leaders will go a long way in genuine political and democratic process in Jammu and Kashmir”, Mr Rana said in a statement issued from Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan here this evening, adding that internet services too are needed to be restored for the larger interest of different segments of population.

The Provincial President said resumption of political activities is crucial for peace and this can only be achieved by ending obtaining curbs and generating conducive atmosphere for democratic discourse. The political vacuum in a democratic set up leads to alienation that is needed to be bridged. He hoped that the administration will reach out to people in order to win over their hearts and minds, as also work towards instilling a sense of confidence among them.