Jammu and Kashmir Awami Natioanl Conference Thrusday asked the Union Home Minister Shushil Kumar Shinde to study the “chequered history” of Jammu and Kashmir to know the dictatorship had never succeeded in striking roots in the state as its people would always prefer to sacrifice their lives than to show allegiance to any Hitler.
In a hard hitting statement issued from New Delhi, party’s Senior Vice President, Muzzaffar Shah said the Union Home Minister’s dictatorial mindset was immensely harmful for both Kashmir and India. He was referring to Shinde’s refusal to return the return the mortal remains of parliament attack accused, Muhammad Afzal Guru, hanged in Delhi’s Tihar jail in a hush-hush manner to his family.
The ANC Leader condemned the fidayeen attack on a CRPF camp near the playfield of Police Public School at Bemina in Srinagar on Wednesday in which five troopers and two militants lost their lives and several others were wounded. He also condemned the killing of an innocent civilian, Altaf Ahmad, at the city’s Saidpora (Zoonimar) locality.
“The target firing on the civilian at Saidpora, where no law and order problem had arisen, reflects a dictatorial mindset for which there is no room in a democracy,” Shah said accusing the Union Home Minister of letting loose want on use of force against innocent civilians in the state.
Shah said the performance of Natioanl Conference –Congress coalition government was pathetically disappointing as during its incumbency, it had only added to the miseries and hardship of the people who had expected it to restore peace and tranquility and to deliver on its promises to bring about all round progress.
On the other hand, Shah said the incoherent and senseless utterances of the Union Home Minister had rendered the coalition government helpless and paralyzed, a fact the state Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, was candid enough to admit in the legislative Assembly last week. On their part the opposition parties are engaged in petty politicking to safeguard their respective vote banks, he lamented.
“It is time, the leaders and legislators of the ruling combine admitted their failures and resigned from their posts,” Shah demanded urging the members of the opposition parties not merely to shed crocodile tears but to come forward to mitigate the sufferings of the state people.
“As a result of the all pervasive chaos and lawlessness people in all the three regions of the state are fed up and desperately long for a responsible and responsive leadership”, Shah said adding the need of the hour was that the political leadership of all the three regions sat together to hammer out a solution to all the issues, including the basic dispute over Kashmir,” Any further drift or negligence on their part was bound to spell disaster and doom for the state,” he warned.