Questioning the absence of NN Vohra from the oath ceremony for the new Governor of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Er Rasheed said that the way Vohra was shown the door is an ‘insult’ not only to the personal stature of him but also to the institution of the Governor.
In a statement issued on Friday, Er Rasheed said, “The reliable sources and circumstances do confirm that NN Vohra, who served the state for ten long years, was not even informed about the developments till the new Governor Malik arrived in Srinagar on Eid Day.”
“While he had gone to New Delhi to discuss important issues with the Union government, a sort of coup was arranged within no time and the new Governor rushed to Srinagar within hours of his appointment,” read the statement.
He has also said, “One has right to know if everything was well then what was the urgency of deputing new governor on eve of Eid and facilitating his oath in Srinagar overnight when the Governor Vohra was out of the State and people, including top officials were busy with the Eid celebrations. Though we strongly believe that whosoever gets designated as Governor for J&K, his appointment is itself violation of constitution of India and J&K as the appointment of Governor is the violation of temporary instrument of accession and no non-state subject can be designated as Governor or the president of the state, but still one has other reasons also to condemn the manner in which NN Vohra was overthrown in hurry and the state instead of rewarding him for fulfilling New Delhi’s interests for a decade, humiliated him and hurt his self-respect as well.”
Er Rasheed has also questioned the Kashmiri mainstream politicians, who would praise Governor after he took over the affairs of the state, need to answer why they kept ‘shameful’ silence over the manner new governor was appointed and made to take an oath.
“May one remind Dr Farooq Abdullah of the fact how he and his party colleagues used to praise Vohra on daily basis and would call him man of principals and integrity but once he was shown the backdoor these chameleons including Dr Farooq Abdullah compromised even their own stature by receiving the newly designated governor at airport,” read the statement.
Er Rasheed has also said that Vohra’s absence from oath ceremony was ‘engineered and arranged’ but it has raised a huge question mark on the designs of New Delhi and the fact that New Delhi has been using people and then throwing them into dustbin stands authenticated. He has also asked mainstream politicians to learn lessons from the manner Vohra, a veteran and competent person, was humiliated despite his huge contributions for the State.