SRINAGAR: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday sought an end to the reign of repression and coercion unleashed against entire Kashmir population, saying that the PDP-BJP dispensation cannot get away with atrocities committed upon the people, an NC spokesman said in a statement.
The statement said that Abdullah told party workers of Sonwar assembly constituency that “enough is enough”.
“He said harassment and intimidation or filling jails with thousands of innocents cannot bring peace in Kashmir. Peace shall remain a distant dream unless the root cause by assuaging political aspirations of Kashmir are not met,” the statement, quoting Abdullah, said.
Dr Farooq Abdullah dwelt in detail about accession and 1952 agreement and referred to the recent statement of former Sadr-e-Riyasat Dr Karan Singh in Parliament on the Instrument of Accession and said the younger generation has at least come to know about the terms of accession and circumstances that led to its inking by Maharaja Hari Singh, the statement said.
The statement, quoting Abdullah, said, “People’s trust and confidence cannot be won by pellet guns or putting youth behind bars. Instead of showing semblances of civility and compassion, the government is indulging in provocations.”
He expressed deep anguish over the killing of three innocent youth in Chadoora and wondered that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti did not utter a word about this gruesome incident.
“He said that she used to visit slain militants houses in green robes when in the opposition but now the PDP has become accomplice in killing of young people in Kashmir,” he said.