Srinagar|Dec,1: Former Union Minister Prof Saif Ud Din Soz on Tuesday accused senior BJP leader and Minister of State In the Prime Minister’s Office (MoS In PMO) Jitendra Singh of bragging ignorance saying that claims of BJP on peace and development in Kashmir are based on lies and falsehood.
In a statement issued here on Tuesday Soz said “the handful of people who have joined the BJP in Kashmir, must understand that the BJP is the most disruptionist and deeply communal and sectarian group in India!”, adding that “the MoS Jatindra Singh was only bragging his ignorance that Kashmir had gained peace and development after the abrogation of Article 370. This is a blatant lie and extreme falsehood. The people of Kashmir have already rejected this falsehood with contempt!”
He said” reality is that the people of the J&K State, especially the people of Kashmir are extremely angry after the abrogation of Article 370 and this anger is not going to subside in future”, adding that “a vast majority of the state have resolved to fight for their rights in spite of the odds in their way”.
Saying that “there is, however, a little danger that a small (negligible) number of Kashmiris will somehow believe the propaganda of small timers in the BJP, who are trying to mislead the people of Kashmir by saying that the statehood would be restored, early”,Soz said “statehood or No-Statehood, Kashmiris want restoration of Article 370 of the Constitution of India” .
Pointing out that the real significant thing is Restoration of the State’s Autonomy enshrined in Article 370 of the Constitution”Soz said “it may mean a struggle for Kashmiris, but it is the struggle worth fighting”. Appealing people to continue their struggle for special status Soz said “let us keep fighting for a cause and let us fight for our aspirations!”