Congress President Mrs.
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Expressing anguish over the developments in Kashmir Valley, Congress
chief Sonia Gandhi today underlined the need to reach out to the
people of the state, particularly the youth, and said dialogue and
mutual understanding were the key to ending the cycle of violence.
"The anger and pain that is
manifesting itself, especially among the young, needs to be
addressed. They are our very own and their suffering is ours.
Dialogue and mutual understanding were the key to ending the cycle
of violence and tragic killings," she said addressing a meeting of
the Congress Parliamentary Party here.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, his Cabinet colleagues and party MPs
from both Houses were present in the meeting which lasted for more
"I am anguished at what has been
happening there. It is a call to our collective conscience. I feel
their grief," she said, expressing her condolences to each family
that has lost loved ones.
Gandhi said a whole generation has grown up "under the shadow of
brutality and conflict".
She said Jammu and Kashmir has a
"special place" in the country's polity and "indeed in our hearts".
Referring to the recent upsurge in violence, she said the security
forces have a difficult task to discharge.
On the Prime Minister's meeting with
the all-party delegation on August 10, she said he has unveiled a
blueprint for reconciliation and reconstruction stemming from a
sincere and genuine desire to engage the people of the state.
"That is and will remain our agenda," she said.