Couldn’t live up to expectations of party president: Dr Kamaal
‘AFSPA has to go’
Pulwama, Nov 12: The ousted chief spokesman and additional general secretary of the National Conference Dr Mustafa Kamaal on Saturday said that he was asked to give up his posts as he failed to live up to the expectations of the party president Dr Farooq Abdullah.
“I failed to live up to the expectations of the party president that is why I was asked to resign,” said Dr Kamaal while replying to the queries of reporters at the sidelines of a function here in south Kashmir.
He said that NC’s demand to get of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) revoked had been endorsed by Ghulam Nabi Azad, Shashi Tharoor, and Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram. “AFSPA has to go as militancy has declined sharply,” he added.
Dr Kamaal described his recent statements on Congress and revocation of AFSPA free from exaggeration and based on truth.
He alleged that “black laws” were introduced in the state when the patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Muhammad Sayeed was the Union Home Minister.
“He (Mufti) masterminded massacres at Gawkadal, Handwara, Hawal and Bijbehara,” Dr Kamaal alleged.
Kamaal said his father late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah had established a conditional relation with centre to get rid of poverty and illiteracy. “Futile attempts were made to suppress the voice of the late leader right from Maharaja Hari Singh's regime till 1983, but he fought for the people till his last breath,” he added.
Dr Kamal stressed upon the centre to restore rights of people guaranteed in article 370 and demanded repealing of laws introduced for dilution of state's autonomy.
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