Shun ego, bury the past and form a government: Rasheed to Omar, Mehbooba
Srinagar: Accusing the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party of possessing a silent understanding while compromising the rights of the people of J&K, Independent Jammu and Kashmir lawmaker Er Rasheed on Thursday said that both National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party have given New Delhi a free hand to bulldoze the sentiments, rights, and aspirations of people of Jammu & Kashmir.
The firebrand lawmaker said although the split of coalition government PDP and BJP is a victory of people’s resistance but the way BJP took everyone especially PDP by surprise is not less than a slap on the face of regional parties that have been making false claims of fighting for protecting the special status and other interests of Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, he said, “Both NC and PDP seem to have failed to understand the physiological aspect of BJP’s withdrawing support to Mehbooba government. It is proven yet again that for Delhi whosoever rules Jammu and Kashmir, his worth is nothing but even lesser than the significance of a tissue paper.”
Questioning former chief minister Omar Abdullah’s sincerity and intentions, the second time lawmaker from northern Kashmir’s Langate constituency said that the question is not who rules Jammu and Kashmir but the way Mehbooba Mufti was shown back door has exposed the credibility of mainstream parties in Kashmir.
“What Mehbooba Mufti was dreaming in 2014, now, Omar is expecting to get same for himself and both have been getting power by default and not by virtue of their struggle. The only thing NC and PDP have achieved during these years is that they have created confusions by their Autonomy and Self-Rule formulas and have justified and facilitated the atrocities on Kashmiris.”
Asking both the parties to give up their egos and form a government and bury the past to start an era where from they should dictate terms to Delhi rather becoming its mouthpieces, Rasheed said that their joining hands with the purpose to restore dignity and honor of people of Jammu & Kashmir will boost the morale of all thoughts of Kashmiris.
“To restore trust between themselves and win the confidence of masses, NC and PDP can nominate some prominent credible person who should not be a member of any house as chief minister. It will give Kashmiris a genuine feeler that NC and PDP are not doing it to get power but are sincere to resolve Kashmir dispute and make New Delhi understand that it cannot humiliate Kashmiri leaders from late Sheikh Sahab to Mehbooba Mufti, at a timing of its own choice,” he said.
Er Rasheed said that he has sought an appointment with both Mehbooba Mufti and Omer Abdullah to put forward the idea of their joining hands. He said if Delhi creates hurdles in NC and PDP joining hands, then all mainstream parties should say no to elections till Delhi does not agree to a peaceful and honorable resolution of Kashmir dispute.