Srinagar/April,1: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday sought end to reign of repression and coercion unleashed against entire Kashmir population, saying that the PDP-BJP dispensation cannot get away with atrocities committed upon the people.
“Enough is enough”, Dr Abdullah said while addressing workers of Sonawar assembly segment of Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency.
He said harassment and intimidation or rehabilition of jails with thousands of innocents cannot bring peace in Kashmir. “Peace shall remain a distant dream unless the root cause by assuaging political aspirations of Kashmir are not met.
Dr Farooq Abdullah dwelt in detail about accession and 1952 agreement and referred to the recent statement of former Sadr-e-Riyasat Dr Karan Singh in Parliament on the Instrument of Accession and said the younger generation has at least come to know the terms of accession and circumstances that led to its inking by Maharaja Hari Singh.
NC President made a strong plea for resolving political problem of Kashmir, saying the grim situation in the Valley calls for early redressal. “People’s trust and confidence cannot be won by pellet guns or putting youth behind bars”, he said, wondering that instead of showing semblances of civility and compassion, the government is indulging in provocations.
He expressed deep anguish over the killing of three innocent youth in Chadoora and wondered that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti did not utter a word about this gruesome incident. He said that she used to visit slain militants houses in green robes when in the opposition but now the PDP has become accomplice in killing of young people in Kashmir.
Dr Farooq Abdullah also reminded the people about his apprehension during 2014 on PDP joining hands with the BJP and said that he was vindicated when the fixed match was called off and Mufti Mohammed Sayeed became Chief Minister by aligning with Sangh Parivar. He expressed concern over the emergence of communal forces across the country and said that the minorities had a reason to feel apprehensive about their safety and security.
The NC chief blamed the Sangh Parivar for interfering in the religious affairs of Muslims and said that this is a bad omen for secularism.
Former MLC Mr Ghulam Qadir Pardesi and District President Peer Afaq Ahmed also addressed the workers.