Budgam deaths: Farooq Abdullah blames Centre and state govts

"There is no alternative to talks. You have to talk to the people of Kashmir and the stakeholders of all shades of opinion with an honest intent to resolve the political issue," said Abdullah.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published: March 28, 2017 8:56 pm
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Expressing grief over the killing of three youths in security forces firing, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday blamed the centre and state government for the “alarming situation” and advocated talks with all stakeholders.

“By choosing to turn a blind eye towards the unprecedented level of alienation and perpetual uncertainty in Kashmir both the Central Government of Narendra Modi and the State Government of Mehbooba Mufti have compounded the situation in the Valley and pushed the youth into a corner,” Abdullah said in a statement in Srinagar.

He said the political issue in Kashmir cannot be resolved through rhetoric, operational measures or development.

“There is no alternative to talks. You have to talk to the people of Kashmir and the stakeholders of all shades of opinion with an honest intent to resolve the political issue,” Abdullah said.

The NC president, who is contesting the upcoming bypolls from Srinagar Lok Sabha seat, warned the PDP-BJP Government to end the era of “bloodbath” in Kashmir and realise the gravity of the “alarming situation that is a result of their criminal negligence in addressing the core political issue in Kashmir”.

He said the same young men, who were asked to repose their faith in PDP in order to ensure Indo-Pak talks and dialogue with Hurriyat, have been “betrayed” on account of what PDP chose to do with the mandate it got in 2014.

“The unfortunate tragedy in Chadoora today and all such incidents indicate how alarming the situation has become,” Abdullah said.

Urging New Delhi and the PDP-BJP Government in the state to realise the consequences of creating a “political vacuum” in the State, the NC leader said it was disappointing that a party which rose to power in Kashmir on the promise of political-engagement with all stakeholders ended up pushing stakeholders farther away from talks and dialogue.

Attacking the PDP-BJP alliance, he claimed it has implemented a ruthless policy of operationally and militarily suppressing the sentiments and aspirations of the people rather than engaging with them.

“The same young men who were exploited on the promise of political engagement and reprieve from harassment were betrayed by the PDP when it chose to align with the BJP. These are the same young boys who are now taking the path armed militancy again. The number of local young boys being pushed towards militancy is shocking,” Abdullah said.

He extended condolences to the families of the young boys who lost their lives today. NC Working President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also expressed shock and sorrow over the loss of lives in Chadoora and prayed for peace to the departed souls.

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    Homer
    Mar 28, 2017 at 4:17 pm
    He can't blame his patrons. He can't blame his partners!He can't blame Islam! He can't blame Muslims! He can only blame BJP! But he doesn't know BJP is not concerned that a traitor or an ANTI-NATIONAL was killed so long as a soldier and the nation was not harmed!
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      Homer
      Mar 28, 2017 at 4:14 pm
      Son of Nehru's brother should know a patriotic party now rules in Delhi. Traitors ANTI-NATIONALS loving Muslims and stone throwing savages will be eliminated to protect our soldiers who protect our nation!
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        Homer
        Mar 28, 2017 at 4:28 pm
        This liver should also blame BJP for killing terrorists and infiltrators.
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        1. Mahender Goriganti
          Mar 28, 2017 at 3:35 pm
          Just declare all of Kashmir as war zone, evacuate any who want to in to camps, handover admin to army for next ten years allow all patriotic Indians form rest of India to settle in Border areas for free.
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          1. Mahender Goriganti
            Mar 28, 2017 at 3:32 pm
            gospels form Jihadi pigs for all of us to know. ??
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