South Kashmir has grown wary of PDP: NC
Devsar: National Conference on Monday said that people of south Kashmir were “in pain due to the unbridled miseries unleashed on them by PDP-BJP combine” and were “looking towards NC to liberate them from the unending psychological and mental trauma”.
Addressing a public meet at town hall Devsar, Party’s candidate for south Kashmir’s Anantnag parliamentary constituency retired Justice Hasnain Masoodi said since PDP clubbed up with BJP, “there has been a disproportionate increase in the suffering of the people of Kashmir particularly the people of south Kashmir”.
He said that the “disenchantment” among the people in the region “has risen exponentially due to the imprudent policies of the former PDP-BJP led government”.
“We all know how PDP sought votes from the people of south Kashmir on the pretext of keeping BJP out, however after results were out it chose to embrace the same BJP. It is needless to say how many killings, blinding and other worst kind of human rights violations took place afterwards,” he allehged.
Masoodi alleged that people of Kashmir had “never witnessed such tyranny as was unleashed by PDP”.
“We don’t come across any instance in the history where in a party chose to betray and berate the mandate of people, as was done by PDP,” he said.
He further said that “never in history have people felt as insecure as they are feeling after PDP aligned with BJP”.
“Never have we seen highly educated youth joining the ranks of militants as was seen in the rein of former BJP- PDP led government. The catch words of PDP ‘Goli say Nahi Boli say’ turned out to be a damp squib. On the contrary hundreds of our innocent youth were devoured upon, maimed in during the hay days of PDP-BJP camaraderie,” he added.
He said that the “much touted promises” made by PDP on decreasing the foot print of security forces, facilitation of dialogue with Pakistan “were forgotten by PDP”.
“On the contrary people saw the increase in the foot print of security forces, night crackdowns, CASOs, frisking, rampant arrests, conflagration of properties and much more. We didn’t see Mehbooba utter a word of sympathy or empathy for the bruised people who had voted her to power. We only saw her mocking the death and misery with ‘coffee and toffee’ comments,” Masoodi said in a statement.
He said that “destroyed what was left of our remaining powers in terms of physical autonomy by implementing GST in our state”.
“How can she shoulder the cause of protecting our identity when she failed to protect the honor of her late father, who was publically humiliated by Modi in Srinagar?” he questioned.
“No blame game and passing the buck can help her wash her hands from the tyranny which she unleashed on people. People have made it a point to punish her through ballot. She has herself accepted that her own party workers are disgruntled with her. The edifice of PDP has stumbled down under the weight of its deceitful politics.”
Masoodi urged the people to “rally around the flag of National Conference”.
“It is for the people to choose between the two. On one we have NC, the party which gave immense sacrifices for the protection of state’s status. On the other side you have PDP whose progenitor was equally responsible for destroying what was achieved by Sheikh Sahib,” the statement added.
Claiming that the people of Srinagar “have already reposed their faith in NC to carry forward the mission of peace, prosperity and protection of our identity” Masoodi told the south Kashmir people that NC “will leave no stone unturned to rise up to your expectations.”
Among others party’s district president Kulgam Abdul Majeed Bhat Larmi, party’s provincial spokesperson, in charge-Kulgam constituency Imran Nabi Dar, vice president Province Dr. Muhammad Shafi, and Ishtiyaq Ganaie also addressed the people and sought support for Masoodi.