Local opposition to removing PSA unfortunate: Omar

Local opposition to removing PSA unfortunate: Omar
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‘Mehbooba’s new theatrics cannot absolve her of wrongs she committed’

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said local opposition to the idea of revoking PSA is unfortunate and reflective of the politics the opposition is playing.
Omar Abdullah who was addressing a workers’ meeting in SK Pora, Beerwah in central Kashmir’s Budgam district said the real face of PDP has lately been revealed to people.
“The other day, I took an undertaking that once NC comes to power with majority, we will take no time to do away with Public Safety Act,” he said, adding, “People saw how these political parties reacted to that resolve of mine with unjust politicking. And it is these people who flaunt themselves as the sole benefactors of the people of Kashmir.”
Had this opposition to removing of PSA come from central parties, it was quite understandable. “But the opposition to the idea of revoking it is unfortunately coming from local parties who I believe should have seconded my clarion call of removing the PSA, he said.
Questioning the veracity of Mehbooba Mufti’s concern for the miseries of the people of state, he said, “There are no buyers for her theatrics now. It cannot absolve her of the wrongs she committed on state, its people and its special position as CM.”
Omar said, “One may inquire from her as to where she was when the people of Kashmir were subjected to worst of human rights violations. It was during her tenure that people were used as human shield; where was her sympathy and empathy for those who were blinded, bruised during her tenure?” he said, adding that Mehbooba Mufti’s new found affection for Kashmiris is aimed to cover her “disastrous, unjust and corrupt” tenure.
The NC vice president said that people are the good judge of character of PDP and its stint in power. “The hobnobbing of PDP with BJP unleashed plethora of miseries on the people of state in particular the people of valley,” he said.
Omar said during his stint as MLA of Beerwah, he got a project of Rs 50 crore earmarked for the up-gradation of infrastructure of electricity in Beerwah. “However the project was put into a cold storage,” he added.
He said there are big issues confronting the state primary among them is protecting the special status of state and maintaining communal harmony and amity within the state.
“But there are local issues to take care of as well. I am alive to the development needs of the people of Beerwah. What was achieved during my stint as MLA is just a speck of what I intend to do once our party is in power,” he said.
Omar said that he will ensure multi sector growth in the Beeewrah constituency that will include up-gradation of high schools to higher secondary and bringing Beerwah on the tourist map of the country.