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NC responsible for genocide of Kashmiris, introducing Ikhwan, POTA: PDP

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Srinagar, Mar 27: Responding in kind to Omar Abdullah’s charges, Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday said National Conference is responsible for all the insurmountable predicaments surrounding Jammu and Kashmir since 1947.

According to a party press release, addressing party functionaries from Srinagar’s Amira Kadal constituency, PDP general secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said it was Omar Abdullah, who as the chief minister extended invitation to NIA to come to the state.

“Now in a bid to cover his own blunders, NC vice-president is levelling baseless allegations against the PDP,” Hanjura said.

He claimed that “PDP successfully resisted for four years the anti-Kashmir policies of BJP -- including banning organisations like Jamaat-e-Islami and JKLF, and unleashing the reign of terror in Jammu and Kashmir.”

Hanjura also claimed that the PDP formed government with the BJP “only to protect the core interests of the state and to disallow the saffron bridge from implementing its anti-Muslim and anti- state agenda.

“The PDP was successful in withdrawing 12,000 FIRs, make GoI declare unilateral ceasefire and inviting Hurriyat for talks. It employed country’s best lawyers to protect Article 35-A in the Supreme Court and such measures left BJP with no other option but to run away from the coalition,” Hanjura said.

He added that on the other hand, “in the year 1996, there was no presence of BJP when Farooq Abdullah with sixty MLAs aligned unnecessarily with the BJP to accommodate his son as a junior minister.”

PDP’s Srinagar district president and MLC Mohammad Khurshid Alam said NC’s statements and speeches are becoming “cruel jokes” as people of the state are aware about the policies the party has been employing since 1947 to crush dissent and subjugate people.

“Soon after assuming office after 1996, the National Conference regime invented the most inhuman ways to torture the innocent people of Kashmir and enacted new laws like POTA, TADA and many more, making Kashmir one of the most dangerous places on earth to live,” Alam said.

He said that Amira Kadal continues to remain PDP’s “strong bastion” and that people are aware about the “pro-people policies of the PDP and how the party stood against all odds to protect Jammu and Kashmir and its interests since inception.”

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