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Don’t fall prey to the deceit of traditional political parties any longer: Altaf Bukhari

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Srinagar: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, on Sunday, urged people not to fall prey to the deceit of traditional political parties any further. He emphasized unity and stated that conventional politicians always divide people based on caste and creed for their political gains.

He delivered this message during a vibrant public rally held in the Nambla village of northern Kashmir’s Uri. The people thronged to the event and gave a rousing reception to the Apni Party president and other esteemed leaders upon their arrival at the venue.

According to a press release issued here, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, while addressing the rally, said, “The traditional politicians have been deceiving people to attain and retain power. Even in 1947, they started by dividing people on the basis of caste for their political advantages.”

“Enough is enough; it’s time to stop falling prey to deceptive politics any longer and to maintain unity for your greater interests,” he urged people.

Recalling the deaths and destruction that the people of Uri have faced over the years due to the confrontation between the armies on both sides, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said, “People who live on the borders have suffered greatly over the years simply because they were easy targets of firing and shelling from both sides. I hope this situation will change, as history stands witness to the fact that when enemies decide to end the enmity, peace and prosperity begin.”

“We have seen that European nations used to fight and kill each other during the Second World War. However, when they abandoned hostilities and embraced the pursuit of peace and prosperity, a remarkable transformation followed. Presently, European countries stand in such harmony that individuals can effortlessly visit multiple nations with a single visa. I hope that, sooner or later, such a drastic change occurs between the two countries here and people, especially the border dwellers, get a sigh of relief,” he added.

Expressing his concerns over the infrastructural deficit and the lack of opportunities in Uri, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said, “It’s disheartening to witness the people of Uri struggling even for their basic needs. I wonder what traditional parties, who were at the helm over the years and decades, have done for the people of this far-flung area. Despite Uri being a producer of electricity, the residents are deprived of it for their own use. The educational institutions and healthcare facilities suffer from a lack of essential infrastructure and personnel, depriving the people of quality education and healthcare.”

Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari promised that when the Apni Party gets the mandate to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir, it will ensure the revival of the historic Mohra Power Project.

“I promise you that the Apni Party’s government will ensure the Mohra powerhouse is rebuilt, and the power generated from this project will be exclusively allocated to the residents of this area. Also, we will ensure that local youth receive preferential consideration for employment opportunities arising from the infrastructure development in this region.” “I assure you that I will never disappoint you; the Apni Party will get the people of Uri out from miseries and deprivation by using the natural resources of this area,” he promised.

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