Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday expressed concerns over New Delhi’s renewed efforts to create and foster new fault lines between the people of Jammu and Kashmir aimed at dividing and further disempowering the people.
A statement of PDP issued here said that the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the party that met here with the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti in chair observed that resorting to “naked communalism” and pitting people against each other on the basis of religion, cast, sect and ethnicity were the only tools of the BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) to cover-up its failure in governance.
“So divisive policies are gaining fresh ground and are being promoted unabashedly,” the PAC said.
The meeting observed that this was being done to further divide the people to accomplish the agenda of “complete disempowerment” of the people of J&K and cautioned people to not fall prey and give in to such plans.
“People should collectively rise in unison to defeat such plans,” it observed.
The meeting observed that all the regions of J&K, apart from being robbed of their constitutional and democratic rights, were slowly witnessing the catastrophic ramifications of the BJP-RSS plans in sectors like business, employment, and right to natural resources.
“Initially, some people had fallen to the false narrative of ‘empowered Jammu’ as a lame justification for all that the Government of India had been doing since 5 August 2019 but it is evident and accepted now that Jammu region is also paying a heavy price for the misadventures and nefarious acts of the BJP government,” the meeting observed. “As a whole, the abject failure of the BJP government has given J&K the dubious distinction of having the highest unemployment rate in the country.”
The PDP’s PAC resolved that the party would redouble its efforts to fight the designs of dividing and disempowering the people of Jammu and Kashmir and would give voice to the concerns and aspirations of all the people of Kashmir, Jammu, and Ladakh.
Expressing anguish over the spree of recent arrests and initiation of action against students within and outside J&K, the PDP’s PAC termed the government action as uncalled-for and resolved that the party would explore and extend all possible help, including legal, to the victims of such action.