NC says disrespect to July 13 martyrs unacceptable

Srinagar: The opposition National Conference Today lashed at the Peoples Democratic Party patron and Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Syed over the absence of the coalition ministers on the commemoration of martyrs’ day.

In a statement issued to media here, NC Chief Spokesperson Syed Aga Ruhullah said that the absence of BJP ministers has shown that it is a party that believes in communal color even to the blood of martyrs. He said the act has not only hurt the sentiment of people but the very ethos of our history

“Being the CM of the state, Mufti Syed should have taken a serious note of BJP ministers’ absence by issuing a notice of clarification,” Ruhullah said, adding “July 13 is a symbol of fight against tyranny and oppression, not just for Kashmir but for the entire humanity.”

He said it was also a matter of concern and deep anguish that Chief Minister has chosen to maintain criminal silence over this issue and so many other issues. He said time and again BJP legislators have shown that for them the Chief command is not in J&K but elsewhere.

“Mufti’s “criminal silence” on Sopore killings, ministers over-ruling his orders and the disrespect shown by BJP to martyrs needs to be understood. There is no explanation for it but the fact that PDP has sold its conscience for power,” Ruhullah said.

He said by doing so, Mufti was overtly helping the right-wing parties including BJP, Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal.

“He has even gone to the extent of appeasing such forces where he and his colleagues were seen wearing shoes at Mazar-e-Shauda,” the NC Chief Spokesman said.