"It is with this objective that, despite all odds, PDP entered into an alliance with BJP to revive the process of political reconciliation and economic rejuvenation in Jammu and Kashmir which was initiated by the PDP-led coalition government in 2002," Mehbooba who is a member of parliament from South Kashmir's Anantnag said.

Maintaining that gun is no solution to any problem, she expressed hope that the country’s leadership would take a cue from the events in the Middle East and work with a fresh resolve towards fostering a new era of inclusiveness and reconciliation in the South Asian region.

"I am sure that India’s political leadership will take a cue from the tragic events in the Middle East and work, with fresh resolve, towards fostering a new era of inclusiveness and reconciliation in the country and the region," Mehbooba  said while addressing a party workers convention.

She said in the emerging global scenario where some 'dubious fringe elements' are resorting to atrocious violence
in the name of Islam, reconciliation in the sub-continent has become an inevitability to keep such elements away from destabilizing the region.

She said at the time of partition, the State’s then political leadership did not accept the 'two nation theory' and preferred India over Pakistan.

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