Senior Hurriyat (m) Leader Concerned over Electricity Crisis, Slams PDP



Mukhtar Waza

Different from its usual press releases, this Sunday a senior Hurriyat (m) leader expressed his resentment over the electricity crisis in Valley.

Jammu Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) Chairperson, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, today visited several areas of Achabal in South Kashmir’s Islamabad district under “mass contact program” and slammed “puppet authorities for depriving people from basic necessities including electricity”.

JKPL is a constituent of Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

In a party statement, Waza said, “since 1947 New Delhi with the active support of mainstream parties is looting the natural resources of valley but in return the innocent Kashmiris are being deprived of the basic amenities.”

“NHPC is making millions of rupees by selling power generated from JK’s water resources but the state and its people are forced into perpetual financial and economic deprivation,” he said.

He said that despite having number of power projects, state is reeling under complete darkness from last over two months.

“Neither have we got our power projects back, nor any compensation for our water resources. NHPC is the replica of the modern day East India Company which is out to loot our state,” he said while slamming PDP which promised to retrieve back the power projects if voted to power.

Waza said, “like water, New Delhi is looting our forests. J&K is fast loosing precious forest cover because of the New Delhi’s anti-Kashmir policies and agenda through which they want to push state into financial and economic deprivation.”

Slamming New Delhi and state governments for “not rehabilitating the last year flood victims”, Waza said, “we (Hurriyat Conference) made it clear to world community that natural resources of Kashmir had been looted or occupied by Indian government so the territory alone couldn’t meet the challenge of rehabilitating the flood-affected people, however, New Delhi and puppet state governments blocked all the international channels that were ready to help Kashmiris including OIC.”

Waza appealed to the overseas Kashmiris to work like “ambassadors for the oppressed Kashmiri people” and reach out the international community, NGOs and civil societies so that they could actively take part in rehabilitating the flood victims of Kashmir.


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