Chairman Kashmir Society International (KSI) Farooq Renzushah on Sunday stated that 3% "vote mafia" in Kashmir region has been depriving 97% of people from their rights for the past 70 years on one or the other pretext.
Obviously hitting out at the mainstream parties of theKashmir, Renzushah said that they have only shown people dreams in these yearsand have exploited the sentiments of the people for their personal gains.
Terming the mainstream leaders as the killers of democracy,he appealed people not to vote for them.
"Time has come that 100% people of Kashmir cast their voteto elect scholars, literary personalities, cultural icons, believers of love,unity, brotherhood and Nizam-e-Sufiyat," the KSI chairman said while addressingmedia persons here.
Referring to what he termed as vote mafia, Renzushah said,"World is witness to this fact that on the one hand, it has been selling dreamsof plebiscite, Azadi, making Kashmir Pakistan, autonomy, self-rule and on theother, its leaders have left no stone unturned to earn money from misusing Waqfproperties, J&K Bank, Hawala channels, MGNREGA, Rural development and otherGoI schemes.
He said that this "opportunist vote mafia" has destroyed theculture of Sufiyat that existed in Valley until taken over by corrupt leadersand Babus.
Renzushah said that instead of letting the corruptpoliticians exploit people, the common Kashmiri should exercise his right ofvote to elect better leaders of their choice.