Kashmir losing count of its dead: Mehbooba
‘Omar Presiding Over JK’s Destruction’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 28: Expressing deep anguish, over what it termed the unabated cold-blooded killing of young men, Peoples Democratic Party has said Kashmir was unable to keep count of its dead under the present dispensation.
“Omar Abdullah, it seems has descended on the state as a modern day Nero presiding over destruction and death,” PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said in a statement.
Mehbooba said it seems filling graveyards, prisons and pockets was the only objective of the coalition government that has stamped out the hope of the lives of young generation but also of reconciliation and peace. “Killing by the state has become a routine and it seems the Chief Minister was trying to swamp the public opinion with too many deaths to dumb any response,” she said and added that “awe and strike” operation has clearly boomeranged to give birth to a fresh cycle of anger and protest.
Mehbooba said the Chief Minister had clearly underestimated the resilience of the people. “The newest casualties, Bilal Ahmed Wani and Tajammul of Sopur and teenage Tariq of Delina only add to the tragedies historically caused by the callous policies of National Conference,” she added.
Referring to, what she called the ham-handed dealing of the situation, Mehbooba said Omar Abdullah failed to govern from day one and had now brought the state to a virtual catastrophe which is taking toll of precious lives. “His focus on personal comfort, luxury and fun not only drained the state exchequer but also resulted in serious inadequacies in governance,” she said and added: “the chief minister treated the state as a personal fief or worse, a toy that pleased his juvenile ways”.
Mehbooba said Omar never realized the seriousness of his charge or the delicate nature of the state as an administrative challenge and the appalling results are for everyone to see. On the one hand people are falling to bullets and on the other he is involved in a blame-game that only worsens the situation,” she said and added that after blaming everybody from kerosene dealers to the largest party of the state, separatists to “agencies” he has now taken the blame to the very forces that he is supposed to be commanding. “On one occasion the chief minister calls killings by CRPF as suicidal on the part of victims and the next day he fields his law minister to complain against that very force without informing the people about what his own government was doing to protect them,” she said.
Mehbooba said the wounds inflicted by the present government are too deep and grievous to be ignored or forgotten easily. “But the coalition partners would do well in making an attempt at course correction even as people don’t expect any good out of it,” she said and added, the entire enterprise of democracy was at stake in the state.
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