Narendra Modi is anti-Muslim, anti Kashmiri: Farooq
Srinagar, Apr 15: Day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed Abdullahs, and Muftis have “ruined” lives of three generations of the state, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Monday called Narendra Modi “anti-Kashmiri and anti-Muslim”.
Addressing a party convention of Srinagar, Farooq said Narendra Modi was dividing the nation on the name of religion.
“Modi is pointing fingers at us that we want to divide the nation. Had National Conference tried to divide the nation then India would not have existed today. Thousands among those who were killed in Jallian Wala Bagh were Kashmiris but you never remembered them,” Farooq said, while comparing Narendra Modi with Firon.
At an election rally in Kuthua, the Prime Minister on Sunday slammed National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party.
“Abdullah family and Mufti family destroyed lives of three generations of Jammu and Kashmir. The bright future of Jammu and Kashmir can be ensured only after their departure. They can bring their entire clan into field, can abuse Modi as much as they want but they won’t be able to divide this nation,” Modi has said.
He challenged Prime Minister to address election rally in Kashmir. “You can’t address election rally in Kashmir because you deceived Muslims and did no justice to Kashmiris. If you believe Kashmir is an integral part of India then why don’t you address rally here. You made strict laws, used pellets but could not win hearts of Kashmir.”
He said it was National Conference, which contested polls in 1996 when no one was interested to come into electoral politics.
He also questioned the government of India’s claims that they carried out attack on Jaish-e-Muhammad camps in Balakote.
Addressing the election rally in Srinagar, Omar Abdullah his son, asked people to vote for the candidate who will protect the special status of the state.
“It is a test for us how to defeat the conspiracies being hatched against the state. This is ample clear now what is the agenda of the BJP,” Omar said, reacting to BJP’s manifesto where the party said they are committed to abrogate Article 370 and Article 35 A.
Reacting to Prime Minister that Abdullahs, and Muftis have “ruined” lives of three generations of the state, Omar asked, “When I was minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, the BJP had then no problem even when passed a resolution for autonomy of state. Modi Ji you made a similar statement in 2014 rally but later made government with the PDP. You are always changing your colours?”
Omar claimed that NC leaders told Mehbooba Mufti in the assembly the JK’s special position was under threat. “But she did not listen to us. Even the then law minister had sent a file to chief minister’s office for cancellation of fake permanent resident certificates but she did not act. How can we expect she will protect JK’s special status?” (KNS)