Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the new chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, offered a glimpse of the coalition government's stand on the key issues after he and his 25-member cabinet took oath in Jammu today.
The two parties, which had diametrically opposite views on these, and several other subjects, took two months to come to an agreement. The result is a Common Minimum Programme, which will work as a roadmap for governing the state.
- Armed Forces' Special Powers Act or AFSPA: The coalition government will thoroughly review security situation in state with a view to examine need and desirability of all the special laws being applied to state.
- Article 370: While recognising the different positions of both parties the present position will be maintained on all the constitutional provisions including special status.
- Dialogue with Hurriyat Conference: The coalition government will facilitate and initiate sustained dialogue with all internal stakeholders irrespective of their ideological views and leanings.
- Peace process with Pakistan: The coalition government will be empowered to catalyse reconciliation and confidence-building within and across the Line of Control, thereby ensuring peace in the state.
- Governance or political alliance: The PDP and the BJP have entered into a governance alliance based on an agreement and agenda which is an effort towards seeking national reconciliation on J&K.
- West Pakistan Refugees: Will take measures for sustenance and livelihood of the West Pakistan refugees.
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