SRINAGAR: Condemning the remarks of BJP leaders, Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Friday appealed the former chief minister Omar Abdullah to “offer again your unconditional support to (chief minster) Mehbooba Mufti rather than seeking the dismissal of her government as the nefarious designs of BJP will ultimately hit not only PDP but also the rights of the state at all levels”.
As per a statement issued here, Rasheed while interacting with various deputations in Handwara said, “Stabbing Mehbooba Mufti on daily basis by BJP should be a matter of great concern for all nationalist forces and despite the fact she deserves all what BJP is giving to her, it by no means serves the interests of Kashmiris.”
The MLA Langate said that weakening Mehbooba Mufti by BJP means at the end of the day “dividing Kashmiris and threatening them” and as such “there is no reason to celebrate her helplessness at the hands of New Delhi”.
“It is obvious that BJP leadership wants Mehbooba Mufti to get weakened to the extent where Sangh Parivar can remove the Article 370, change the demography of Jammu province, make deep-rooted cultural aggressions, bulldoze the rights of Muslims in Jammu and take Kashmiris to task at the hands of brutal forces with the help of draconian laws,” he said.
Rasheed said it is high time for Omar Abdullah to “wake up” and offer again his support to Mehbooba Mufti for the formation of government “so that the nefarious designs of Sangh Parivar are failed at all costs till the political aspirations of Kashmiris are fulfilled through the right to self-determination”.
“Joining hands with each other would send New Delhi a message louder and clear that beyond a certain point it has to stop its utterances and interferences. Let both regional parties realise that J&K dispute is not the battle of who will rule the state but purely an indigenous movement which New Delhi is trying to dilute by various oppressive measures including the adopting of divide and rule theory,” Rasheed added.