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If J&K is problem of two and a half districts, why ban civilian traffic on national highway: Omar asks Modi

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Sumbal: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah on Monday asserted that the ensuing Lok Sabha elections provide us with an opportunity to send credible and strong voices to parliament.

Addressing a gathering at Naidkhai Sonawari, party vice president said, “How can Mehbooba be trusted with protecting state’s special status when she was the one who implemented GST in the state? We impressed upon her not to implement it. We raised our voice against the implantation of GST in state. We told her that the implementation of GST will infringe state’s liberty to waive off taxes including sales tax. We had cautioned them against the implementation of GST but they didn’t listen. They also implemented SARFAESI Act and NFSA law in our state. What was left of our autonomy was also surrendered by PDP for the lust of power.”

He said that Mehbooba gulped down the colossal insult of Mufti Syed made by PM Modi in a public gathering at Srinagar.  “When Mufti was undergoing treatment at Delhi, PM Modi didn’t visit him to inquire after his health. How can we trust her when she wasn’t able to fight for the respect of her father?  How can we trust her, when she was the one who surrendered fiscal autonomy of our state before center?”

Flaying PM for referring to the Kashmir problem as the problem of two and a half districts, Omar said, “Today I saw PM in a televised interview saying that there is problem in Kashmir and the problem is confined to two and a half districts. Unfortunately people at the helm of affairs in centre find it difficult to speak truth. If the issue of our state is confined to only two and a half districts, why is it then our national highway connecting nine districts being closed for civilian traffic for two days? If the problem is just confined to just two districts?  If the problem is confined to just two districts why doesn’t the central government revoke AFSPA then?  Why is the central government not conducting assembly elections in the state? We need a strong voice that could represent us in parliament,” he said.

Omar said that the other day the noted religious personality of our state Mirwaiz was questioned for nine hours. “Can Mehbooba say when was the FIR lodged against him? Under whose chief minister ship was Mirwaiz convicted by NIA? Even today on the second day Mirwaiz is being questioned at NIA headquarters. Why didn’t she raise her voice then?  On the contrary she made the state police available to NIA to intimidate Mirwaiz and other leaders in 2017, when she was serving as the CM of the state.  Why didn’t she and her cabinet minister who is holding apple in his hand now raise qualms then? It is they who plunged the state into chaos and uncertainty,” said Omar.

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