‘Peace Policy’ only way to end Kashmir turmoil: Hazare

Jammu, Mar 7: Asserting that gun was no solution to the problems in Kashmir, social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said that ‘peace policy’ was the only way to end decades-old Kashmir turmoil.
“There are so many issues in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. And I feel that these issues can’t get resolved by picking up gun or stones,” Anna told mediapersons here on Wednesday afternoon.
He was in the town as a part of his ‘Satyagrah’ starting from March 23 in New Delhi.
“We have to adopt the ‘peace policy’ and it is the only way to solve the crisis in this state,” said the social activist.
“I have been to Kashmir many times. I am not scared of death,” he added and said that people of Kashmir are like brothers.
He said that in 2011 ‘andolan’, lakhs of people joined his crusade against corruption but nobody picked up stone.
The social activist said that the ‘andolan’ was highlight across the world as people were surprised that with the huge number of agitators, the agitation was totally non-violent and ended on a positive note.
Hazare further said, “the path of non-violence and peace are the most powerful weapons if used positively.”
However, on farmers suffering due to continuous shelling and firing along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir, he said that the government should compensate to the community.
“Violence will never end this crisis and if war happens, people will die, property will get damaged and both the countries will go around 25 years back in the era of darkness,” he asserted. (UNI)