SOPORE, Sept 5: Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference, senior vice president and former minister Abdul Gani Vakil today assured people of J&K that People’s Conference will continue to struggle for the restoration of Article 370 through dialogue, peaceful and constitutional means.
He claimed that Article 370 was the bridge between J&K and the rest of country and had played a very important role for the emotional attachment between the two but since its abrogation, nothing positive has happened in J&K. He said forced policies, amendments and pressures are unacceptable and are not at all in the interest of Nation.
Vakil was addressing a convention of party workers at Muqam Sharief in Sopore. He lambasted NC and PDP leadership and said these two parties have always compromised the interests of people of J&K for personal interests from time to time.
History is a testament to the fact that both NC & PDP allowed continues hollowing of Article 370 during their regime in alliance with Central Governments whether it was Congress or BJP. The people of J&K will never forgive the leadership of NC and PDP for trampling upon interest of people of J&K to satiate their lust for power, Vakil added.
“PSA, POTA and pellet gun is the hallmark of these two parties. People should not forget it. It was Farooq Abdullah who in 2002 enacted POTA in Jammu and Kashmir in alliance with BJP when his son was junior minister in BJP Government. Who is responsible for thousands of innocent killings in the last three decades? Who is responsible for slapping PSA’s on our youth? In the last three decades, J&K has had either NC or PDP Government. The two parties have taken turns in killing, maiming, jailing and humiliating people of J&K. Now, they have the audacity to project themselves as the victims where as in reality they have all along been the ones creating victims out of people of J&K, but they must understand that they can no longer mislead & befool the people of J&K. There is a strong desire among the people for change of leadership,” Vakil added.
Senior leaders Fayaz Naikoo, Rayees Ahmed and Mohd Shaban Malla also spoke on the occasion.
PC will continue its struggle for restoration of Art 370: Vakil