Pro-India party launched ahead of polls

Srinagar: A pro-India political party was Monday launched here ahead of the assembly polls.
The party, named Jammu and Kashmir Tahreek-i-Haq, will be a “popular alternative” to “exploitative” parties like NC, PDP, Congress and BJP, its president Mohammad Ashraf Bhat claimed at a press conference here.
Denouncing the pro-freedom camp’s call for boycott of elections as “illegitimate” and “uncalled for”, Bhat said the exercise had served the people of JK no purpose and instead denied them a chance to “participate in a democratic process.”
“Our view is that if Muslim United Front and Jamat-e-Islami would have given an opportunity in 1987 elections to work for the people and form a government the situation definitely would have been different today. Congress or BJP or NC or PDP, these are all responsible for the plight of Kashmiris people which they are going through today. And our party in this regard is an alternative to these parties,” Bhat, a doctor by profession, said.