SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Awami National Conference (JKANC) president Begum Khalida Shah has strongly reacted against the remarks made by BJP president Amit Shah at Jammu recently wherein he has accused the family of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah of accumulating wealth at the cost of state’s people. She also said that Amit Shah in his speech revealed his BJP’s “anti-Kashmir” mindset and made a vain attempt of defaming the Sheikh family.
In a statement issued here, Khalida Shah said, “BJP president should bear in mind that the economic status of the family of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah in Kashmir is known to all since the times when Amit Shah wasn’t even born.”
“He (Amit Shah) through his poisonous remarks also revealed his and his party’s imperialist and communal mindset by sowing the seeds of enmity between the provinces of Jammu and Kashmir,” Begum Khalida Shah added.
Khalida said the endeavours of safeguarding the unity, integrity and efforts of progress in all three provinces of the State – Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh – will continue.
“Amit Shah doesn’t know that the Late Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah went to jail for his people, unchained them from the pangs of slavery of dictatorship and made the people of this state usher into the era of democracy. By the grace of Almighty, people like Amit Shah can never afflict any harm on the identity of the State of Jammu and Kashmir,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Begum Khalida strongly condemned the threatening remarks of Chaudhary Lal Singh – a minister in the previous PDP-BJP regime in J&K – against the journalists in Kashmir.