BEERWAH: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Saturday lashed out at PDP for blaming people for the current volatile situation in the Valley instead of “feeling remorse over the reign of terror and repression it unleashed in Kashmir”.
A statement issued by the party said that Abdullah wondered at the “brazen attempts of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti underplaying the bloodshed and atrocities being committed upon the people” and said that the 2016 killings, blindings and maiming of youth were unparallel in the history of Kashmir.
“What Kashmiris underwent in 2016 or are facing now is beyond comprehension and expression”, Abdullah said while intensifying election campaign for the party president Dr Farooq Abdullah in Srinagar parliamentary constituency.
He said PDP had pushed Kashmiri youth to the wall and robbing them of an opportunity to live with peace and dignity.
Abdullah said the anti-people policies of the PDP-BJP dispensation have brought Kashmir at the volatile cross roads of history where nothing was visible except uncertainty, fear and harassment.
“The scenario across the Valley is so grim that the people are apprehensive about their safety with economic activity and development coming to grinding halt”, he said, adding that the spree of arrests has further vitiated the atmosphere. He said the current insensitive dispensation has exposed people to administrative inertia, as a result of which they were suffering on all fronts.
He asked the PDP as to what had happened to lofty promises of jobs for youth, repealing Armed Forces Special Powers Act, ensuring 24X7 drinking water and power supply and above all resolving political problem of Kashmir. He described PDP as dream merchants.
“Yes, if PDP can take credit of anything, it is strengthened of the unbridled forces with additional 5,000 pellet guns and seven lakh pellets to target Kashmiri youth”, he added.
Stating that the promises made by the PDP during 2014 parliamentary and assembly elections, as also while forming the government in coalition with BJP have proved hoax he said these promises were just to hoodwink public opinion, as the PDP was never sincere to what it committed to the people. He said the PDP-BJP duo can go to any extent for remaining in power.
Abdullah said that befitting reply to PDP’s betrayal would be to vote and support the NC and Congress candidates from Srinagar and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies.