Irresponsible statements of PAGD leaders aimed at scuttling restoration of J&K’s statehood: Bukhari
Jammu: Apni Party president Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Thursday regretted the “irresponsible” remarks made by certain political leaders saying that these can stall the process of restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a party function here, Bukhari, while referring to the recent remarks by Mehbooba Mufti, said that it seems that the leaders affiliated with the so-called People’s Alliance want perpetual sufferings for the people of J&K.
“Since its inception, the Apni Party has been vigorously pursuing the restoration of statehood to J&K so that the people have an elected and accountable government that can address their woes on priority. Now this goal set by the Apni Party is about to materialize, some leaders seem to be hell-bent to stall this process,” he remarked.
Bukhari said the Government of India has also realized the pain and sufferings of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and that is why the union home minister in his recent speech in the Parliament reiterated his promise on restoration of statehood.
“Unfortunately, these insensible voices emanating from J&K against the statehood, depicts their innate desire and mindset of keeping the Kashmir cauldron on boil. Since these leaders are enjoying the government perks and privileges, they seldom understand the sufferings and miseries of common masses,” he remarked.
He said the policy of two-hoots played by these leaders is well established to which over seven decades of history of J&K stands a silent testimony.
“These leaders are experienced in specious utterances drenched in emotive sloganeering. However, people are not in a mood to buy their rabble-rousing anymore,” Bukhari added.
He said that many political leaders in J&K make vague statements just because they fear that the people of J&K will hold them accountable for their misdeeds and emotional blackmailing committed for decades.
“They are currently tussling hard to make themselves relevant in J&K’s political spectrum by misleading slogans, but unfortunately at the cost of the people’s interests. I wonder why these leaders are creating hurdles and disrupting the process of restoration of statehood which guarantees people’s socio-economic and political empowerment.”