’Will not hesitate to step down’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Mar 5: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that he would not hesitate to step down if people were not “satisfied” with his governance.
“People have no need to pick stones. Just give me a hint or indication I will leave the Chair but don’t disturb peace and tranquility,” he remarked while recalling the unrest in last three summers in the Valley.
“I don’t want to see another mother wailing over the killing of his son. I don’t want to see tears in the eyes of another sister for losing her brother. I don’t want to see a father to take part in the funeral procession of his son,” he said.
The Chief Minister said, “My presence on this chair should be the basis of peoples’ tears in the state. If you don’t like me, just give me an indication or hint, I will not hesitate to leave this Chair.”
“Those people who are creating an impression through their political gimmicks and writings that they will sit on this Chair after my resignation, I want to clear them that my father, Union Minister, Farooq Abdullah had said in his Hazartbal speech that people did not have to pick up guns for seeking his resignation. I will simply say that people even don’t need to pick stones for my exit,” he maintained.
He, however, appealed the people not to play in the hands of forces, who are bent upon exploiting their sentiments.
“You have voted me to power for 6-years. Two years have already passed and judge us for next 4-more years,” he added.
TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION
Omar favoured constitution of “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” by the Government of India to deliver justice to the families of disappeared youth from custody, political workers and migrated Kashmiri Pandits.
“We have to frame a policy to heal the wounds of those people whose have lost their loved ones in custodial killings, torture, disappearance and other catastrophes. We have to be answerable to the families of displaced persons, who had been raising the issue of custodial killings and disappearances of their kin,” Omar said.
He further said, “We also have to find out why Kashmiri Pandits migrated from their places and justice for the families of all those political workers who were killed for one reason or other. There is a need to constitute a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to put balm on the wounds of people.”
He appealed the Legislative Assembly for bringing a resolution for “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” so that it is send to the Government of India for its constitution.
“We will appeal the GoI for appointing a person, who don’t have any political affiliation with any party of Jammu and Kashmir and who is the person of high dignity,” he said, adding that this would be appropriate step in the process of healing the wounds of bereaved.
“In real sense compensation, SRO, appointments or financial assistance does not satisfy the affected families. They want answers to their questions. We should satisfy them on this count”, Omar remarked.
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