NC-Cong regime ignored Sikhs, KPs: Mufti

Srinagar: Claiming that present National Conference-Congress regime has failed to give representation to all religious and ethnic minorities of the State, patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said his party would give adequate representation to all sections of the society so as to politically empower all communities including religious minorities.
Addressing a meeting in RS Pura in support of party candidates Trilok Singh Bajwa for Suchetgarh and Bhushan Dogra for R S Pura assembly segments, Mufti took the present coalition regime to task for “completely ignoring religious minorities like Sikhs and Kashmiri Pandits during the last six years.”
“In a democracy, all religious, ethnic and linguistic groups should be part of the composition of the government so that no section of the society should feel ignored and neglected”, he observed but added that Sikhs and Kashmiri Pandit communities were marginalized by the present regime.
“Jammu and Kashmir is like mini India where every community resides so aspirations to every religious, linguistic and ethnic should be addressed by empowering these groups”, Mufti said, adding, “Democracy could be made vibrant only by involving every section of the society in the decision making process”.
While assuring to rectify the mistakes committed by the present regime, Mufti promised to give due representation to the Sikhs and Kashmir Pandits, if voted to power, in the next government. “We will fulfill all promises and commitments we are making with the people”, he said and reminded the people that during PDP led regime adequate representation was given to every sections of the society. He especially mentioned that Sikhs and KP were given due representation in the government as well as in the Legislature.