New Delhi employing old devious methods to divide powerful voice of Kashmir, alleges NC

New Delhi employing old devious methods to divide powerful voice of Kashmir, alleges NC

Kupwara: The National Conference on Sunday alleged that the New Delhi is again employing the old devious methods to divide the powerful voice of Kashmir.
“New Delhi’s sequential blunders in Kashmir leave little to the imagination as what it is up to. It is needless to say how quickly one man parties are propping up in every nook and corner of the state,” the NC leader Ali Muhammad Sagar said while addressing workers convention in Kupwara – according to the statement.
He said that our party mirrors the aspirations of the people of the state and protecting the special position of the state crowns the agenda of the party programme.
“Our party has historically protected the interests of the state,” he said.
Sagar while underscoring the need of restoring Pre 1953 status to the state said, “No sooner did Farooq Abdullah led government presented the state autonomy committee report in the legislative assembly, New Delhi’s blood run cold. Needless to say, they were bundle of nerves, when the autonomy resolution was passed by both the houses of state legislative assembly with the majority. It was Mufti Syed who in his interview to Indian Express cautioned New Delhi from keeping all the apples in the basket of National conference. In the due course of time, PDP came into being. Sensing that National Conference might not budge on its take on the restoration of Pre 1953 status, New Delhi employed propped up simulated political outfits to counter the National Conference. The Trojan horses that were implanted and supported here in the state were told to use catchy slogans: Goli Say Nahi Boli Say.”
The NC leader said the situation is no different today. “Today we see such agents hide their real disposition behind the fig leaf of change and addressing the aspirations. Let us take a pledge that we won’t let such modern Bakshi’s and Sadiq’s rob the state of its identity, integrity and plural ethos.”
“The sole agenda of the forces as are inimical to our identity is to divide the powerful voice of Kashmiri. In particular, it is the Muslim identity that has traditionally been scorn in their eyes. Regrettably, some local leaders who are on the wrong track are adding colours to the designs of such forces as are hell-bent to obliterate our identity. Nevertheless, the way people rejected them in the Parliament elections speaks volumes about their political acumen,” he said.
The NC provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani said that the PDP had sought the mandate of the people to keep BJP out. “But what followed was a colossal blunder. People will never forget how PDP berated and bartered their mandate. After PDP opened the flood gates for BJP into the state, what was left of our prized autonomy was also bartered. We lost our fiscal autonomy in the reign of PDP. It sacrificed the prized individuality of our state while ascending the altar of power. Now the youth of the state, the elders, people from all walks of life are yearning to have NC steer the state towards safe shores.”
Nasir said that the protracted conflict was still devouring our old and young. “Not even a day passes when one of our youth is consumed by the conflict. The CASO’s, the night crackdowns, the highway ban have become the norm of the day. The need of the hour calls for having an elected government that can embalm the miseries of people. However, that indispensable right of ours is being denied to us,” he said.