SRINAGAR: Asking Governor Satpal Malik to restrain from ‘bulldozing’ the sanctity of institutions and ‘interfering’ into sensitive issues, AIP President Er Rasheed has sought immediate revocation of the decision of state administrative council, declaring Jammu & Kashmir Bank a public sector undertaking.
“New Delhi had been eying on J&K Bank since long and now when Governor is at the helm of affairs it seems he has decided to bulldoze everything that makes J&K a unique identity,” Er Rasheed said while addressing a public gathering at Dogripora Handwara on Sunday.
Rasheed said that Governor should know that taking such huge and sensitive decisions is not “his domain and he is only there for a temporary period to run day to day affairs”.
“Non-state subjects including Governor and his advisors have no right to take the decisions of such vital significance through the route of SAC. The utterances must stop and the autonomous character of J&K Bank should not be compromised,” he said.
Rasheed said whatsoever clarification is coming over the issue from Raj Bhawan is just an attempt to downplay and dilute the huge impacts of this decision. “The attempt to justify the SAC decision over J&K Bank is confession of guilt,” he said.
Rasheed asked New Delhi to realize that killing Kashmiris everyday will fetch nothing but just add to the anger among masses.
“New Delhi should avoid seeing the incidents taking place as law and order issues and must prepare itself for unconditional talks with Pakistan, pro-resistance leadership and the militants,” Rasheed said.
AIP president accused NC and PDP of ‘misleading’ masses over government formation and said: “Both the parties are scared of New Delhi and don’t have courage and the guts to confront them.”
“Those claiming support of 56 MLAs should answer what stopped them from taking the MLAs to Raj Bhawan and Rashtrapati Bhawan. The least they could have done should have been to approach the Supreme Court but unfortunately neither NC nor PDP seems serious and sincere,” Rasheed added.