Decades of hard work in Kashmir reversed in less than 3 years: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress, meanwhile, demanded the resignation of the Mehbooba Mufti government.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 11, 2017 8:18 am
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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the poor turnout in the Srinagar bypoll reflects the total failure of the BJP-PDP alliance government and the Centre’s Kashmir policy. “Decades of hard work to build trust in the democratic process in Kashmir has been reversed in less than three years by the BJP government,” he said. The Congress, meanwhile, demanded the resignation of the Mehbooba Mufti government. “The BJP-PDP government in J&K should accept that they have failed the people of Kashmir and we demand the CM’s resignation. The reason we demand her resignation is not to politicise the issue of Kashmir, but it is her people who by not turning out in the election have issued a vote of no confidence against the government,” party spokesperson Sushmita Dev said.

Former J&K CM and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah also slammed the BJP-PDP government, saying that CM’s brother demanding deferment of the Anantnag bypoll was an “indictment” of the government headed by his sister.

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  1. Sheik Mohamed
    Apr 12, 2017 at 6:40 am
    No hard work was done by UPA government to restore normalcy in Kashmir. It was the cong(I) which mishandled Afazal Guru's hanging, ignoring rules/established norms by denying fundamental right to his family to met him before execution and deliberately sent communication late to the family through speed post by ensuring that it reached there on the day of his hanging and further added fuel to fire by refused to handover his dead body to his family members for last rites which is against cons ution. Now RAGA is talking and blaming others for this mess created by them.
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      George Cruz
      Apr 12, 2017 at 6:25 am
      The truth is that the J&K is and has been an integral part of the democratic/secular India since the 1947 and there wouldn't be any border redrawing. India has already invested lots of resources defending the J&K including the lives of many brave Indian soldiers.The local political parties like the NC/PDP have to realize that there wouldn't any border redrawing when these parties talk about Kashmir is unfinished business, needs self-determination, needs peaceful resolution..blah..blah..blah. The truth is that India has already lost its valuable real estate when the Islamic Caliphate called stan was carved out of greater India as demanded by Muslims in 1947. India can't and will not allow another hostile Islamic Caliphate in the J&K.
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        Mateen Saeed
        Apr 12, 2017 at 1:34 am
        Work in many other regions will also be reversed someday. Kashmir situation is to complicate further, none can reverse that phenomenon.
        1. K
          Apr 11, 2017 at 11:04 pm
          It is necessary that India should realize that Kahmir is an unfinished agenda of par ion and there could not be any peace in this region with out its resolution as per the will of the Kashmiris. Period
          1. H
            Apr 11, 2017 at 5:45 pm
            The Kashmiris have seen both the Abdullahs and Muftis ,they are sold out to Power. The same holds for stan as well, stan is a failed State and those who have feelings for stan should be deported and never be allowed to come back. Kashmiris have none but there Own to blame
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