JAMMU, Feb 26: The Jammu and Kashmir BJP has demanded that the leaders of National Conference (NC) hailing from Jammu should clear their stand on the statement of NC President Farooq Abdullah which invited widespread anger and resentment not only in the State but across the country.
In a handout, BJP State general secretary, Dr. Narinder Singh said that the NC president has crossed all the limits of a reasonable politician and indulged in making such statements which are well planned and aimed at provoking the people of Kashmir. His utterances are the attempts to regain the lost faith and ground in Kashmir and the Jammu based leaders should come clear on what has been said by Farooq Abdullah. One cannot understand as to why the NC’s vocal leaders from Jammu have stitched their lips when Farooq Abdullah targets the Dogra rulers?
Dr. Narinder Singh said that on the one hand Farooq Abdullah has unleashed a provocative and anti-national campaign by defending the gun carrying youth saying that they are fighting for Azaadi and on the other, leaders from Jammu are trying to divert the attention of the people from the anti national statements of Farooq Abdullah by raising the issue of region and religion, which is highly condemnable.
He reminded the NC leader that except a handful of Pakistan supported people in Valley, the entire population of all the three regions want peace, they do not fight on the name of religion and want brotherhood and development. The people are living in harmony but NC leaders are making attempts to divide them on the basis of region and religion and create hatred for own political survival.
Dr. Narinder Singh said that the statements of Farooq Abdullah reflected the politics of opportunism. When NC is out of power, its leaders behave as the sympathisers of Pakistan and Pak supported terrorists but while in chair, they miss no chance to favour tough action against Pakistan for providing launching pads to train terrorists and push them into Indian territory of Kashmir.
Meanwhile All Migrant Camp Coordination Committee president Desh Rattan while strongly condemning the statement of Dr Abdullah and former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said that this shows both leaders are supporting secessionism in Kashmir.
Rattan asked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to clear his stand on the statement of his Party leader as well as Dr Abdullah with whose Party Congress has joined alliance number of times in the State.
He also asked the NC leaders from Jammu as well as NC leaders belonging to Pandit community to clear their stand on the statement as no patriotic Indian will tolerate the statements of Chidambaram and Dr Abdullah. The both leaders this way are glorifying the secessionism and terrorism and this will not be allowed.
Rattan said it was due to the policies both Congress and NC that over seven lakh Kashmiri Hindus are leading an exiled life for last 27 years and the problems of the hapless migrants compounded during their rule.