Srinagar, March 12: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said that the party is geared up for general elections saying people should elect those who will ensure that their voice is heard in the parliament of India.
Party president while addressing a delegation of party functionaries and workers from Khan Sahab, Khrew and other areas here at party head quarters said, “Now that the trumpet of the LS elections has been blown. The National Conference is all geared up for the elections. People of the state want a credible voice to represent their aspirations in the top most house of the country.
“Our party is the only credible voice of all the regions of J&K. It is the National Conference that is credited with establishing a welfare state here,” adding, “The people of Kashmir remember PDP for unleashing countless miseries on the state and its people. People still recount the numerous instances of PDP and its leaders it committed from time to time.”
According to a statement issued here, party president said that PDP not with-standing its pretentious anti-BJP campaign joined hands with the same BJP after 2014 elections and what followed was an unambiguous instance of political opportunism. “The treacherous role played by the PDP and its leadership is an open secret. Mufti Syed as a loyalist of Late G M Sadiq played a pivotal role in destroying the status of our state. What was left of our special status, Mufti took it upon himself in his stint as chief minister in 2002 and 2014. In 2002, in a major assault on the Muslims of state, Mufti played with the working autonomy of Muslim Waqf board,” he said adding, “In 2014 late Mufti allied with a party which is openly threatening the minorities in India. Now the responsibility rests on people to choose between forces inimical to state’s special status and those who have lent immense sacrifices for the protection of the unique identity of our state.”
Mocking PDP’s slogan of ‘Goli say Nahi, Baat Baney gi Boli say’, Dr. Farooq said, “By facilitating the entry of BJP into the state, the PDP set free the forces as are inimical to state’s institutions to fiddle with our working autonomy. Never has Kashmir witnessed such violence as was unleashed during the reign of BJP and PDP. The BJP-PDP’s rule witnessed erosion of state’s institutions. Besides that what was left of our identity in the form of financial autonomy was also surrendered by the PDP by implementing GST in our state. ”
“Now it is up to people to discern between the ones who stand for their rights and who trampled them. However people have made it a point to show such forces as are inimical to state their right place. In the end it is the people whose resolve will prevail,” he said.
Among others party’s general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar, provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani, Mian Altaf, Muhammad Akbar lone, Mushtaq Guroo, Sajad Ahmad Kitchloo, Showkat Mir, Peer Afaq, Imran Nabi Dar were also present on the occasion.
Come clean on alliance with Congress: Rasheed to NC
Srinagar, March 25: AIP President Er Rasheed has asked NC to come clean on its alliance with Congress.
While addressing media person, Rasheed said that Lone’s claim speaks volumes about double standards NC has been following since 1947.
“So-called secular forces seem to be having just one agenda to grab power and play with the sentiments and emotions of Kashmiris. While Farooq Abdullah talks day and night of supporting congress but NC’s parliamentary candidate Mohammad Akbar Lone calls Congress more evil and harmful than BJP and both Congress and NC need to tell the truth about their agenda of exploitation and vote to grab politics. If Congress is eviler than BJP how can the party support Congress in Jammu, Poonch and Srinagar parliamentary seats,” Rasheed was quoted by the spokesman as saying.
“Lone’s statement, may turn right, and NC may tie up with BJP in near future,” Rasheed added.
Accusing Raja Aijaz Ali of exploiting the sentiments of Pahari community Rasheed said that just being a member of a particular community does not mean that any person has a right to mislead the deprived people of that community. “Going by Raja Aijaz’s logic he should not then even dare to seek support from other communities and ethnic groups,” Rasheed said.
Lashing out at PDP Rasheed said that Mehbooba Mufti can go to any extent to get power and can join hands with anyone and speak anything which she may never believe in.
He said that 2019 parliamentary election is a test check to the wisdom and political maturity of masses and if they want their sentiments and emotions to be represented in the parliament they have no option but to vote for AIP. Appealing masses to donate money for his election campaign, Rasheed asked people to judge his ten years tenure as MLA before deciding to vote for any particular party and ask their conscience who can represent them better in parliament.
Geelani, Hurriyat (M) denounce arrest of separatist leaders
Srinagar, March 25: Hurriyat (g) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani and Hurriyat (m) on Monday condemned the mass crackdown and arrest of Hurriyat leaders and activists, booking them under PSA and shifting them to outside jails, terming it as a sheer “political vendetta and totalitarian.”
In a statement, Geelani said, “The rhetoric of Delhi being the world’s largest democracy is mere hoax and deceit as its highhandedness has tarnished every fabric of democratic norm.”
Condemning the shifting of Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Dr Hamid Fayaz to Kuthwa and crackdown on Jamaat-e-Islami, JKLF and other Hurriyat leaders and activists, Hurriyat chairman said that every political event brings a bad of worries and miseries for the helpless inmates of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (m) in a statement condemned the ban on JKLF and said raids being conducted on front activists and leaders across Kashmir in an open attempt to crush the peoples’ genuine right to dissent.
Hurriyat also strongly condemned the fresh assault on the Kashmiri engineering student in Bangalore stating that the way Kashmiri students studying in various parts of India are being intimidated, harassed and thrashed, it is forcing them to come back and leave their colleges which putting their future at stake. It said that the primary responsibility of the governments of these states where Kashmiri students are studying is to ensure the safety and security of all the Kashmiri students so that they are not forced to flee.
Hurriyat also denounced repeated CASO in Shopian villages and said that irrespective of their age including the youth are being harassed and intimidated and caused great inconvenience.
Faesal starts public reach out in Kupwara
Kupwara, March 25: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement (JKPM) under the leadership of Dr Shah Faesal launched it’s Public Reach-out’ campaign starting from the frontier district, Kupwara to understand the people’s grievances, demands and problems.
The spokesman said that in its first public reach-out, JKPM team visited various villages and held interactions with the delegations from Bumhama, Dodawan, Nag Sarai, Mudmadu, Thyan, Huayhama, Hayhama B, MerNag, Kupwara town, Doniwari, Wowura, Chepora, Chaiwan and Mudanpora.
A team comprising Dr Shah Faisal, Chasfeda Shah, Shah Mubashir, Dr Mustafa, Perzada Feroze, Zameer Ahmad Shah, Iqbal Rather, Feroz Wani, Arshid Nazir Paray, Ghulam Ahmad Shah, Nazer Ahmad Khan and Dr Zahoor Ahmad Bhat was overwhelmed by the response from the people hoping that Faesal will work for the common people, find a solution to the vexed Kashmir issue and give them an alternative from the traditional “oppressive dynastic politics”.
The spokesman added that “Reach-out” campaign is primarily focusing on bringing social awareness which is viewed as the precursor for the political revolution that JKPM has envisioned. Under the dynamic leadership of Dr Faesal JKPM will reach out to all the villages and remotest areas of the state to give them a say in determining their future, development and prosperity.
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