Srinagar: The National Conference delegation Friday called on Governor SP Malik at the Raj Bhavan here and reiterated party’s concern over the unabated human rights violations across the valley.
“The deputation included Haji Ali Mohammad Sagar, Abdul Rahim Rather, Chowdary Muhammad Ramzan, Sakina Itoo and Saifullah Mir,” the statement said.
“Despite repeated assurances coming from the state and the government of India, the human right violations continues. People have now lost faith over such assurances resulting in large scale disenchantment among all sections of the society particularly the youth,” the leaders said and urged the Governor to initiate a conciliatory process with the alienated educated youth to instil a sense of security in them.
“A sharp rise in militancy in Kashmir over the last four years is a direct consequence of the alarming level of alienation in Kashmir witnessed during PDP-BJP combine. We are concerned about catch and kill policy where youngsters are not given a chance to return back to mainstream. Such acts add to the alienation and anguish on the ground and need to be stopped,” Sagar said on the occasion, the statement reads.
“The recent minimal poll percentage across the valley has proved beyond doubt that holding ULB elections was not the right decision in the backdrop of central governments confusing stand on states special status,” Sagar said.
Reiterating that National Conference has always promoted progressive, secular and democratic values in the state, the delegation said: “The institutions that we cherish today have been nurtured by our party over a period of time. It pains us to see when such institutions are being fiddled with politically.”
Expressing concern over the undue praise of certain political outfits by Governor, Sagar said: “This is highly unbecoming of the Governor’s office to praise some parties and ridicule others. The PDP-BJP combine has ruined the state after taking over in 2015. Their only achievement is disenchantment towards mainstream politics which has seeped into the psyche of Kashmiris particularly the youth.”