JK faces biggest danger from BJP, RSS: Omar
Kund (Devsar): National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that J&K “does not face as much threat from neighboring country or the muzzle of gun as it faces from the forces who are hell-bent to destroy the special status of the state”.
He said that keeping the challenges the state is facing in view, “people have to make a right choice in the ensuing elections while choosing their representative for Lok Sabha”.
Addressing a public meet in Kund valley, Devsar, party vice president said, “Any one holding a public post whether a governor or a chief minister in our state has to take oath on state constitution”.
“However anti state forces are not able to digest that realism. They fail to understand that the erstwhile Dogra ruler Hari Singh didn’t merge with the union, he had only acceded with the dominion of India on three subjects. While as the rest of princely state’s subsequently merged with the union, the state of Jammu and Kashmir chose not to sign the merger papers,” Omar said.
“The fact remains that Maharaja would not have signed Instrument of Accession had New Delhi not taken an undertaking to protect the individual character of the state. Any assault on the special status of our sate will without doubt cast a shadow on the fundamentals of accession,” he added.
Underscoring the need of sending a “credible and strong voice to Lok Sabha”, Omar said, “The ensuing elections provide us an opportunity to send a person to parliament who could debate on the issues pertaining to our state, the one who could fight for our unique identity and special status within the union”.
“Keeping in view the challenges our state is facing we chose to field retired Justice Hassnain Masoodi from the Anantnag Parliamentary seat. He has the necessary political acumen, to fight for our state. A legal luminary, Masoodi sahib is the most suitable person to represent us in the parliament,” he said.
Omar said that NC’s candidate from Anantnag parliamentary seat, Hasnain Masoodi “has no personal axe to grind, he will work both inside and outside parliament for the safe guard of our special status” adding, “Mehbooba’s own brother didn’t cast his ballot in her favor, how can a common Kashmir repose his faith in her when her own brother didn’t.”
“People are privy to the five years of plunder, destruction, exploitation nepotism and repression. PDP and Muftis used the people who had voted for them as sacrificial goat for securing power. Muftis and PDP berated and betrayed the mandate of people in order to ascend the altar of power,” he alleged.
Among others provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani, senior leader Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Ghulam Ahmad Shah, Altaf Kaloo, Peer Muhammad Hussain, party treasurer Shammi Oberoi, political advisor to vice president Tanvir Sadiq, Dr. Sameer Koul, Sajad Shaheen and Salam Ud Din Bajad also addressed the people and sought support for party’s parliamentary candidate for Ananatnag.