Don’t harass NC workers: Kamaal to Congress
‘NC True Representative Of Kashmiris’
Islamabad (Anantnag), May 28: Warning the coalition ally (Congress) of discriminating against the people on party affiliations, senior National Conference leader and Additional General Secretary of the party, Dr Mustafa Kamaal on Monday asked them to stop harassing NC workers. Kamaal also asserted that the Chief Minister has his own reservations while expressing his views on the report of interlocutors’ which was made public recently.
“The Congress has very minimal presence in this state and if they don’t mend their ways and keep on harassing the NC workers they will loose whatsoever minimum mandate they have here,” said Kamaal while addressing the party convention in Dooru area of this south Kashmir district.
He asked the Congress leaders and ministers not to discriminate the workers on the basis of party affiliations and play a positive role in the smooth functioning of the coalition government.
“We are ready to sacrifice everything for the welfare of the state but one thing we want to make clear that every one irrespective of his political affiliation or ideology will be treated equally and any discrimination will not be tolerated at any cost,” Kamaal said.
On the report submitted by the interlocutors, Kamaal said, “The interlocutors’ are not the state subjects and do not have the mandate of NC which has been representing and safeguarding the aspirations and sentiments of people of Kashmir.”
Dr Kamaal said that nobody can thrust any solution on the people of Kashmir unless and until people are taken on board.
“The solution has to be between New Delhi, Islamabad and the people of Kashmir across the border have to be taken on board. The NC leadership has to be taken into confidence as it is the true representative of Kashmiris,” said Dr Kamaal.
“Interlocutors’ have not taken all these things into consideration at all. They have not even taken into account aspirations of the people of Pak administered Kashmir which very much is a part of JK,” he added.
“The people of Kashmir have provided peace a chance and now it’s the time that they should reap the dividends. New Delhi should have initiated certain Confidence Building Measures (CBMS) including softening of borders, free access and trade across LOC, implement 1927 State Subject Act, reducing the footprints of the forces at least to pre 1989 position and initiated dialogue with all shades of opinion in Kashmir in order to bring some sense of security among the people,” said Kamaal.
“Though the Autonomy resolution passed in the state Assembly with two third majority during the rule of NC government in 1996 was rejected by the center but they should bear it in mind that it still holds a constitutional and legal relevance,” Kamaal said. He said that Autonomy remains to be the only viable solution to the long pending Kashmir issue and if any other solution which is acceptable to people of Kashmir is implemented the party will second it.
Coming down heavily on People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for pushing the state towards corruption Kamaal said, “ It was during PDP's tenure that the state was slotted at second place only behind Bihar in corruption.”
He also blamed Mufti Muhammad Sayeed for “orchestrating massacres” in Kashmir in early nineties when he was the Union Home Minister.
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