Kashmir mainstream’s blame game politics

Kashmir mainstream’s blame game politics

The top Kashmir mainstream political leaders blame each other for the ills of the past just to seek votes for power ahead of proposed Lok Sabha and assembly elections but never ponder over the unpopular decisions their fathers or they themselves have taken to push the people of the state into a never ending phase of killings, tortures and detentions. A three time former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah blaming late Ab Gani Lone for the eruption of armed uprising in Kashmir in early nineties and Peoples’ Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone blaming Farooq Abdullah for the killing of Kashmiris shows that both of them are as much responsible for the current mess in Kashmir as are the other mainstream leaders including late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and the incumbent PDP President Mehbooba Mufti. Unfortunately all the three mainstream political parties National Conference (NC), Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and Peoples’ Conference (PC) have for their own conveniences allied with the BJP the party hell bent upon eroding the special status of the state and pro-active anti-militancy operations and anti-separatist posturing. Since the alliance of all the three parties National Conference (NC), Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and Peoples’ Conference has not gone well down the throats of the people in Kashmir the likes of Abdullahs’, Muftis’ and Lones’ owe explanations to the people of Kashmir on the unpopular decisions they have taken against the whims and wishes of the people by allying with the BJP one time or the other during last two decades (1996-2018).

Both Farooq Abdullah and Sajad Gani Lone have committed the unpardonable offences of going against the political ideologies of their own fathers who fortunately or unfortunately are the founders of the parties presently headed by Farooq Abdullah and Sajad Gani Lone.

Farooq Abdullah as Chief Minister tied up with BJP the party which still recalls and recounts the actions of late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah against late Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh the successor party of which is BJP. Similarly Sajad Gani Lone tied up with the BJP in total contrast to the ideology of his own father late Khawaja Ab Gani Lone who was the first political leader in Kashmir to declare late Mohammad Maqbool Bhat a freedom fighter the day he was arrested in Kashmir. So both Farooq Abdullah and Sajad Gani Lone have committed the unpardonable offences of going against the political ideologies of their own fathers who fortunately or unfortunately are the founders of the parties presently headed by Farooq Abdullah and Sajad Gani Lone. The politicians who did not bother to go against even the ideologies of their own fathers can’t be the saviours of the people of Kashmir. Late Sheikh Abdullah’s soul must have been pained to see his son Farooq Abdullah allying with the BJP and the soul of late Khawaj Ab Gani Lone must be also pained to see his son Sajad Gani Lone choosing to be on the side of BJP but not any other party. So better for both Farooq Abdullah and Sajad Gani Lone not to blame each other for the current mess in Kashmir just for securing their electoral interests ahead of the proposed Lok Sabha and assembly elections and instead work for stopping the BJP appointed governor from eroding the already eroded special status of the state and the autonomy of the key institutions like Jammu & Kashmir Bank.

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