Vakil warns against divisive politics on regional lines

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Nov 7: President  J&K Bachao Tehreek  and former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil has warned a State wide stir by his party,  if forces inimical to peace and unity of the State instigate actions to divide people on religious and regional lines. He also sought probe into the assets of both sitting and former MLAs and MLCs and ministers against cases of corruption are pending for disposal in several investigation agencies of the State Government. He reiterated his commitment to fight against dynasty politics of the mainstream political parties in the State.
Addressing one day party convocation at Town Hall, Kupwara the “J&K Bachao Tehreek” chief,  Vakil said some people of disintegrating tendencies are hell bent upon to create a wedge between the people of the three regions and people of different religions in the state but his party will fight tooth and nail such disruptive forces and foil their nefarious designs.
Hitting out at both the Central and State Governments for applying discriminatory yardstick in crusade against corruption Vakil said if National Investigative Agency (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate are probing charges against separatist leaders and put them behind bars then why Mehbooba Government in J&K  is not reopening the corruption cases of both sitting and former MLAs, MLCs and ministers to show equal treatment to both mainstream and separatist leaders in crusade against corruption. He alleged the even some incumbent ministers holding key portfolios and legislators are amassing wealth but Mehbooba Government has virtually given them an open license to loot by prevailing upon the investigative agencies.
Reiterating that dynasty politics mainly propagated by mainstream political parties particularly NC and PDP,  is the mother of all ills in Jammu & Kashmir Vakil asked Farooq Abdullah that why he himself and his son Omar Abdullah were silent over autonomy when they were ministers in the Central Government and dared Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti that why she did not utter a single word over her party’s demand for “self rule” when she was Member Parliament and currently as Chief Minister of the State.
Party  general secretary Syed Rafiq Shah said the Government is discriminating with Paharis as they have not been given ST status till now as they are living in the same locality but it is shocking that Government is paying no heed to their issues.