Srinagar: Expressing disappointment over Mehbooba Mufti’s much talked about meeting with the Indian Prime Minister, Awami Ittehad Party chief Er Rasheed on Monday alleged that the chief minister saw things happening in the state “through law and order prism only”.
“Mehbooba Ji has yet again failed to put things in right perspective and plead the genuine cause of Kashmiris,” Rasheed said in a statement issued here on Monday. Ridiculing Mehbooba Mufti’s claim that the situation will improve within three months, he said that Mufti, rather talking about Indus Water Treaty, could have focused on the “resolution of political dispute, highhandedness of security forces and hooliganism by so called Gaw Rakhshaks”. Instead, Rasheed said, that the chief minister “preferred to blame stone palters”.
“Modi Ji has threatened Mehbooba and also conveyed her that there are other people in the waiting who can suppress the voice of descent more effectively, than the way she is doing”, Rasheed said in the statement. “By claiming (return of) normalcy within three months, it was obvious that Modi Ji has asked her to ‘do more’ as if blinding and maiming and killing hundreds was not enough”.
Er. Rasheed accused that Mehbooba Mufti was “bringing shame to Kashmiris by acting like Modi’s OGW in J&K”. He reiterated that New Dehli has lost the battle in Kashmir. “By pitching Kashmiris against each other, New Delhi may not be able to manage the status-quo in J&K forever, as it is not possible to defend the indefensible”.