Chairman of Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Conference Sajad Gani Lone Saturday said National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party have always stood against Kashmiris in the Parliament.
“It is moral obligation on the elected representatives to articulate the aspirations and grievances their people more effectively in the parliament. Unfortunately for the decades, the parliamentarians of NC and PDP have always stood against the Kashmiris in the Indian Parliament or at times prefer to keep mum and let things happen which are against the people of Kashmir,” Lone said, addressing a mammoth gathering in Lalpora Lolab.
Lone said the Kashmiri MP’s have not only eroded the credibility of Kashmiris but also bring in hall of shame for its own people.
“PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Syed justified every atrocity committed on Kashmiris on the floor of parliament as a Home Minister. He defended the Kunan-Poshpora rape case on the floor of the parliament. Omar Abdullah also bought the similar shame to the Kashmiris. He was a Minister in the NDA regime and refused to budge and resign and instead supported the carnage of Muslims in Gujarat. Omar Abdullah justified every atrocity committed on the Kashmiris during his father’s rule in Kashmir,” Sajad said.
He said the parliamentarians from the rest of India gaze in disbelief as these so- called Kashmiri leaders go against their own people on the floor of the parliament.
“They have never defended the Kashmiris. They never talked about the draconian laws prevailing in Kashmir, in the parliament.” The PC chairman said the time demands sending new people to the parliament to put an end to the stigma of Kashmiris bitching off Kashmiris.
“Let the people of other states know that Kashmiris can defend their own people with pride,” he said, adding “The Kashmiris have a right for sincere espousal of their aspirations and grievances, at the national level and it is an opportunity to educate the rest of India about the real truth in Kashmir and not fed them with traditional lies.”