SRINAGAR: National Conference on Saturday said the issue of Kashmir should be dealt with directly instead of “outsourcing” it to ministries or bureaucrats in New Delhi.
Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal, additional general secretary J&K National Conference, expressed “deep anguish” over the Rajouri violence.
In a statement issued here, he said it was “instigated by a section of the population against the Muslim majority on the untenable charge of having sacrificed a camel on the occasion of Idd-ul-Azha.
“This is yet another attempt to flare-up communal tension by the fringe elements of the state BJP who are always on the look out to do so even on the flimsiest of excuse ever since the State BJP is sharing power in J&K with the PDP,” he said.
He said the New Delhi leadership of this party should wake up and “rein in” its cadre in J&K, and look to repeat 1947-48 genocide of Jammu Muslims.
It would be the last nail in the already tense relations with New Delhi, he said.
He said PM Modi, instead of shirking responsibility, should directly deal with J&K state, especially internal strife being witnessed at present.
Outsourcing it to ministries of defence and home and the bureaucrats reflects indifference of PM Modi towards the state of J&K and the internal and external dimensions of the problem, he said.
President of National Conference, Farooq Abdullah, stated that “Kashmir is perhaps the most prolonged and complicated political dispute in entire world and it cannot be outsourced to neither the home ministry nor the defence ministry or the bureaucrats in New Delhi.”
“Prime Ministry is morally and politically obligated to deal with this issue personally and politically with a sense of justice, history and empathy,” he said.