Altaf Bukhari appeals people to bring change, reject ‘politics of polarization’
BARI BRAHMANA (SAMBA): Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari has appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to cast their votes in favour of the Apni Party for the protection of their future generation’s rights by rejecting the “politics of polarization” which has already damaged the historic State.
Altaf Bukhari was speaking at a joining programme that was organized at Ward Number – 9, Bari Brahmana.
Welcoming them into the Party fold, Altaf Bukhari said that the policies and agenda of the Apni Party are being widely accepted by the people across Jammu and Kashmir and in particular where BJP has a strong fort.
He hoped that the new entrants would strengthen the Party and work for the welfare of the general masses in view of the hopes pinned by the people towards the Apni Party.
“Jammu people had voted for BJP as they spread fear among them against Kashmir and in Kashmir, a similar policy of polarization was adopted by the politicians. Both sides were hands in gloves to gain power in any case and the suffering of the people remained unaddressed,” he said.
He said that “The policy of regional polarization worked and hurt the interest of both the regions although these traditional political parties i.e., Congress Party, BJP, NC, and PDP gain power turn by turn. Some parties fight for the protection of Jammu’s interest and in Kashmir, they fight to protect the interest of the Kashmiri people. In both the regions, these traditional political parties saw the seeds of hate and divided the people on the name of the region.”
“They polarized society for their political interests. However, the Apni Party stands like a rock against them and we are committed to regional and religious unity in Jammu and Kashmir. Our fight is for equality, development, and employment. We will not allow these divisive elements to create division among the people in the erstwhile State,” he said, expressing commitment towards his Party’s fight for the restoration of Statehood and protection of the rights of J&K people.
He said that this politics of polarization has misled the youth and encouraged them to pick up guns as there was no accountability against them.
“These politicians who mislead the youth must be held accountable. Had there been accountability, most of the rulers in J&K would have been found accused of spreading gun culture instead of bringing prosperity and peace in the troubled state,” he added.