Our youth not for jails, they deserve dignified life, bright future: Bukhari

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, June 26: Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari today said that unlike traditional political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, Apni Party does not believe in the politics of deceit and lies. He said his party is working for the sustained peace, prosperity and development of Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a public rally in Palhallan area of Pattan in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district today Bukhari said, “I am pleased to see such a large public gathering in this area that has been always exploited by the traditional political parties and their leaders for their vested interests. This huge public meeting indicates an optimistic change of mood of the people of Palhallan. Since Apni Party stands for sustained peace, prosperity and development of Jammu and Kashmir, your presence shows that you support our policy and agenda,” he added.
“I know that the Palhallan is the least developed area in Pattan. But you have, sadly allowed the politicians with their vested interests to exploit your sentiments over the years. These so-called leaders have created empires for themselves during past more than seventy years. They ensured jobs for the kith and kin in Government departments. Their children study in Europe, while as they made you cannon fodder for their political and monitory gains. It pains me to see that more than 200 youngsters from this area are presently behind the bars. Do our young people deserve this? Are our kids for graveyards and jails only? You must understand their deceitful politics and not allow their further exploitation. The time has come to change the scenario for the better. Our young boys should be out of jails so that they would play a vital role in the process of prosperity and development of Jammu and Kashmir,” Bukhari added.
While referring to abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A, Bukhari said, “Nobody is happy about what was done on August 5, in 2019. But, let me tell you that we can have all our rights back only from New Delhi, not from the US or UK. Apni Party will not leave any stone unturned to safeguard the rights of the J&K people, Bukhari said.
Senior party leaders Ghulam Hassan Mir, Ashraf Mir, Shoaib Lone, Yawar Mir, Fazal Mehmood Beigh, Altaf Malik, Sajjad Ibrahim Wani and others also spoke on the occasion.