SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday came out in open stating that the party is “ready to sacrifice the government thousand times” if it is for the safeguard of the interests of the people of Kashmir and save them from “tyrannical” times.
In a statement issued here, PDP district president Srinagar and MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam said the reasons that the BJP gave for pulling out of the support from the PDP are worth to hail and that the party feels proud for such reasons. “The reasons are demands made by (the chief minister) Mehbooba Mufti for talks with Pakistan and separatists, withdrawal of the cases against the stone pelters, implementation of the ceasefire on ground and measures to be taken for successful dialogue and reconciliation,” he said.
He said since assuming office in the state, Mehbooba Mufti as the chief minister remained in the forefront to ensure in every way that the people of Kashmir are accorded due rights and a dignified living. “From protecting the state subject law to punishing the rapists of Kathua, Mehbooba Mufti remained as a wall to protect people of Kashmir from the insurmountable predicament and the conspiracies being hatched against them far from the state,” he said.
The PDP leader maintained that the narrative being adopted by the Government of India over pulling out the support is in itself an endorsement of the fact that the PDP government strived for the safety of the people of the state and kept pleading for the extension of the ceasefire so that the people bearing the brunt of hostilities, bloodshed and mayhem could heave a sigh of relief.
“The reasons that were behind the fall of this government are our remarkable achievements and we feel proud about them and want to reiterate that we will keep our fight for the people of Kashmir going with all zeal and all zest,” Alam said. “Come what may, we will not barter our principles and the people of the state are witness to the fact that the chief minister didn’t compromise on her stand and always stood for peace, reconciliation and amnesty.”
The PDP leader maintained that the history is repeating itself in the state and the last time a similar incident was witnessed on August 9, 1953 when people’s government was toppled by New Delhi.
“Let those who are holding confabulations against the special status of the state become aware that the PDP isn’t going to succumb to any pressure and it will keep fighting for people, their dignity and honour with strong will and courage,” Alam said.