National Conference on Thursday lashed out at the PDP-BJP Government and PDP spokesperson and Education Minister Naeem Akhtar for “yet again being caught red-handed while pandering a brazen lie on the sensitive issue of the process of issuing Permanent Resident Certificates at the School Level.”
In a statement to KNS NC spokesman said the incident of MoS Revenue Sunil Kumar Sharma distributing PRCs at the School Level at Khattan and Bhatta Villages of Palmar area of Kishtwar yesterday had “exposed the blatant lies of the PDP-BJP Government and especially proven the statement of Education Minister Naeem Akhtar as false and misleading.”
“Sharma personally issued Permanent Resident Certificates at events organized at the School level in Kishtwar yesterday. This is an unambiguous debunking of Mufti Sayeed’s and PDP’s brazen lies on the PRC issue. Just a few days back Naeem Akhtar had the audacity to blame National Conference for raking up this issue. Today, despite widespread outrage by diverse political and social organizations, a Minister in the Mufti Government has himself diluted the sensitive process of issuing State Subject Certificates. This is a shame for Naeem Akhtar and for the State Government as a whole. Mr. Naeem Akhtar has been caught lying as a Cabinet Minister and we leave it to his conscience to render a public apology for his lies,” he said.
“This is a clear indication of Mufti Sayeed’s intention to rule this State into anarchy and chaos by having two sets of different standards when it comes to Jammu and Kashmir. This is a clear proof that Mufti Sayeed has sold out to BJP on BJP’s longstanding plan to dilute the State’s Permanent Resident Laws and in turn change its demographic character – which the erstwhile PRC process through its check and balances aimed to preserve. This is a blatant violation of the trust reposed in a democratically elected Government that tragically came into being after PDP sold its conscience to BJP for the singular aim of making Mufti Sayeed the Chief Minister for six years”, the NC Spokesman said.
He alleged that PDP had issued blank cheques to the BJP selling the State’s interests to get the CM’s chair in return. “This is another blank check being cashed by the BJP. God knows how many compromises PDP has made in order to politically rehabilitate itself and to make Mufti Sahab the Chief Minister for six years. There is the issue of Mufti Sayeed having promised the allocation of 400 Kanals of land for Segregated Composite Townships – as was disclosed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the Lok Sabha yesterday. The ‘battle of idea’ farce propagated by PDP before the elections also stands demolished with Masrat Alam being booked under a fresh PSA by Mufti Sayeed”, the NC Spokesman added.
He demanded Akhtar should issue a public apology and the Chief Minister should also explain how his Government has allowed the blatant dilution of the PRC issuance process despite objection from all quarters in the State.