Srinagar, Nov 14, KDC: Peoples Conference Senior Vice President and former minister Abdul Gani Vakil today while addressing a party workers convention at Hamam Markut, Rafiabad, said the credit for all the political instability and uncertainty in the valley goes to traditional political parties like NC and PDP for their power-hungry politics.
Vakil today said that people are dying because of the historical mistakes made by NC and PDP leadership from time to time. “Because of NC and PDP blunders people of valley are suffering. People of the state are the victims of their blunders, especially the Indira-Sheikh Accord in 1975.” In 1975 had the leadership of NC not surrendered, the center Govt would have been forced to restore the position of 1953 and we would not have faced feud, thousands of lives wouldn’t have been lost, people wouldn’t have faced the carnage”, Vakil said
While lambasting the previous regimes for their role in various machinations against the people of the state, he said history is a witness to the fact that NC and PDP can go to any extent for the lust of power. He said that if the traditional political parties would have been honest towards the people of J&K then Kashmir would not have been miserably suffering.
While addressing the convention Vakil also slammed BJP led NDA government at Centre for abrogation of Article 370 and reducing J&K state to Union Territory. “Article 370 was virtually a bridge between J&K and rest of the country but it is unfortunate that the present dispensation at centre destroyed it and with the result they have created a huge wedge between people of J&K with rest of the country and added to the large extent in alienation and distancing people from mainstream,”
He said that after becoming Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his first visit to Kashmir valley assured and promised publicly to strengthen Kashmiriyat, Jamhuriyat and Insaniyat but it has proved a hollow slogan. Instead of strengthening Kashmiriyat he abrogated Article 370 and deeply hurt the sentiments of the people of J&K. People’s Conference will continue peaceful and constitutional fight for the restoration of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Vakil urged central government keep its promise to the people of J&K of restoring statehood without wasting time as the delay in restoration of the statehood is increasing the alienation among masses and people are getting distanced from mainstream
Vakil also said that Government has failed to address problems of people living in far-flung areas of Valley. Vakil said residents of upper belt of Rafiabad are craving for development with most of the villages facing electricity crisis, drinking water shortage besides dilapidated road condition. While urging the UT administration and Central government to address the concerns of Kandi areas of Rafiabad, Vakil said there is a need to focus to improve road connectivity, medical facilities and organize a special recruitment drives in the area while taking into account the poverty and backwardness of the educated unemployed youth,” (KDC)