Riyaz Ul Khaliq
Justifying late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s decision to form government with right wing BJP, Chadoora lawmaker and former minister, Javaid Mustafa Mir, Saturday appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to solve the Kashmir issue.
Confidant, Mir was articulate in his assertions and talked about as many issues.
“Late Mufti said that he will talk to PM Modi because BJP had got huge mandate from across India,” Javaid told the lower house. “My leader (late Mufti Sayeed) bled from inside his heart. It was his sacrifice.”
Mir, who was Revenue Minister during Mufti Sayeed led PDP-BJP coalition government asked PM Modi to “clear the history by resolving J&K issue”.
Referring to participation of thousands of people in militant funerals, Mir said, “when I die I don’t know how many people will attend my Jinazah but the trend that thousands of people are attending funeral of militants is worrisome.”
“People have stopped fearing bullets,” he said asking Union and state governments to take it seriously.
“Ye aag ki chingari hai, agar iss ka hal nai doonda gaya, to pooray Sub-continent jala day ga,” Mir said. “Everyone,” he asserted, “everyone from Congress to BJP will have to talk about this issue and solve it.”
Intermittently, Mir was asked by deputy speaker to stop as his time was over but Mir continuously quoted verses from Qur’an and told the chair that “Iblees (devil) was disrupting his speech”.
Mir was participating in discussion over Governor’s address to both houses of current budget session.
Addressing Congress’ Nawang Rigzin Jora, Mir ridiculed hims as how NC-Congress government failed to retrieve rent (in Crores) from Indian army stationed in Leh. “You were minister, you couldn’t now you are pinpointing our government,” he said.
Notably, during last PDP-BJP tenure headed by let Mufti Sayeed, Mir succeeded in getting rent from army stationed in Leh. They owed rent to state government since 1977.
Mir lambasted the army stationed in Nubra. He said that during his time, one of the Indian army Majors posted in Nubra had written o DC concerned asking him “how water was supplied to a particular area sans permission from army”. “Who are they,” Mir asked speaker, “what do they (army) think of themselves?”
Mir said that Military Intelligence (MI) has penetrated deep in the region. “When I went to Nubra to chair some meetings MI people would come have reached even before me. They would roam around people like PSOs.”