Srinagar: Lauding the meeting convened by the Centre with political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week to narrow ‘Dil ki doori’ and ‘Dilli ki doori, 15 former IPS officers have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the government has made “painstaking, courageous and decisive” efforts over the last seven years to resolve the complex Kashmir issue.
In an open letter, the signatories, who are part of ‘Track the Truth’, a new collective effort by several retired IPS officers said that the “momentous decision” to annual Article 35A and read down Article 370, was efficiently implemented.
They said implementation of the plan was “impeccable” and Pakistan was boxed into a difficult position given its earlier stand of non-recognition of Article 370.
The signatories, who also include two former DGPs of Jammu and Kashmir, said the complete integration of Kashmir with the Union of India was a long-pending unfinished task since India adopted the Constitution of India in 1950.
“Now, a citizen of Kashmir can proudly call himself/herself Indian and receive all benefits that the Indian State bestows on its citizens,” the letter said.