DETENTION NOT VIABLE SOLUTION: Dr BEG
Islamabad (Anantnag), Nov 17: Batting for the release of Muslim League leader Dr Qasim Faktoo, senior National Conference (NC) leader and parliamentarian, Dr Mehboob Beg, Saturday said that keeping separatists under detention was not a viable solution.
Answering a question on Friday’s High Court judgment, Beg while speaking to media persons on the sidelines of a workers’ meet here said, “Since the matter is sub-judice, I cannot comment on the court judgment. But NC has always maintained that all the detainees languishing in various jails in and outside the State should be released.”
He said that the party had recommended constitution of a parliamentary board to take up the issue of release of all prisoners including who have completed their sentence.
“Keeping people under detention is not a viable and long term solution and I strongly believe that not only Qasim Faktoo but other prisoners should be released too and brought to the negotiating table,” said Dr Beg.
Beg said that political prisoners should be given the chance to put forward their demands on the negotiating table.
When asked that National Conference pulling out its members from the House Committee probing land grab charges against PHE Minister Taj Mohuidin gives an impression that the party is patronizing corruption, Beg said that NC was committed to the eradication of the menace.
“Taj Mohuidin has been saying all along that he is ready for any probe and so there is no question of protecting any one. Our party is also committed to get the menace of corruption eradicated from the State,” Beg said.
He said that there are some loopholes in the system and the civil society needs to come forward and help the Government to make the system better.
“I have always maintained that all politicians and bureaucrats should be brought within the ambit of Accountability Commission. I will be the first person to offer myself to this process,” Beg said.
Reacting to PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s statement that National Conference has failed on every front and there is total mis-governance in the State, Beg said ‘she is in habit of spreading lies and indulging in hate campaign against us.’
“Our party has been aiming to provide transparent and good governance to the people and has been successful to a large extent,” said Beg.
Regarding the LPG crisis in the State, Beg said the State Government has taken up the issue with Centre and they are soon expecting a major relief. “I am hopeful that the Centre would relax the cap on subsidized cylinders keeping in view the extreme climatic conditions here,” he said.
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