Srinagar: National Conference (NC) general secretary and legislator Ali Mohamamd Sagar said in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday that the Pandit migration from Kashmir was planned by the Governor at that time, Jagmohan. “Many Kashmiri Muslims and some Sikhs were killed here. It is true that some Pandits were killed by militants. But their migration was provoked by Jagmohan. He told them they were not safe and planned their migration. We need not have a narrow view of the history,” Sagar said while addressing the Assembly.
Referring to the Goods and Services Tax (GST), he said that its extension to the state will erode the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. “Finance minister Haseeb Drabu talked several times about safeguards in the GST law, but he never explained what actually they were,” Sagar said.
He said the people have lost trust in New Delhi. “We passed the autonomy resolution in 1996. 75 members favoured it but it was trashed by New Delhi,” Sagar said. “What is the guarantee that we will be given safeguards later by New Delhi?” he questioned.
He said that everybody across the ideological divide was opposing the new tax regime. He said that things on the ground were not good. Pointing towards Javed Mustafa Mir, Sagar asked, “Once Chadoora was a peaceful place. What is the situation there these days?”
Sagar said that only 2,000 people attended the funeral of a pro-freedom leader while the funeral of a militant is participated in by 50,000-1,00,000 people.