Srinagar, Apr 26 - Youth of Jammu and Kashmir expects some concrete steps from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh towards resolving the Kashmir issue before his tenure comes to an end, state unit of CPI (M) today said.
"The Kashmiri youth genuinely expects some significant steps from Manmohan Singh to change the condition of troubled Valley," state secretary of CPI(M) M Y Tarigami said addressing a youth rally in Kulgam town, 75 kms from here.
The CPI(M) MLA said if the Prime Minister failed to resolve Kashmir issue during his tenure, the hopelessness of the Kashmiri youth will be a "lingering burden on his conscience".
Tarigami claimed that even after a written assurance from Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, that the youth injured during protests would be provided relief, nothing has been done.
"Youth, who have lost their eyesight due to pellet injuries are still awaiting a relief," Tarigami said.
Talking about the ongoing Indo-Pak talks he said "the issues like Kashmir and Siachen are economically and politically a heavy toll for both the countries and all such issues need to be settled amicably for the betterment of impoverished sections of the two nations."
He also urged Pakistan government to keep the welfare of its people on priority rather than spending energy on rhetoric addressed to its neighbours. PTI