Weed out people conspiring against J&K’s identity: Omar

NC leader Omar Abdullah addressing party convention in Tangmarg on Tuesday. —Excelsior/Aabid Nabi
NC leader Omar Abdullah addressing party convention in Tangmarg on Tuesday. —Excelsior/Aabid Nabi

‘Releasing Army officer travesty of justice’

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Nov 14: Former Chief Minister and senior National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today said that absence of NC from power corridors strengthens the hands of those conspiring against the unique identity and rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
This he said while addressing a one day worker’s convention at Kunzar, Tangmarg in Gulmarg constituency. The convention was organized by Incharge constituency Gulmarg, Farooq Shah.
Lamenting the suspension of the sentence to the culprits of the fake encounter in Amshipora, Shopian Omar said, “Every time, we are reminded that our blood is cheap and has no value. The Army officer who killed three youths in a fake encounter has not only been released but his sentence has also been suspended. This is nothing but a travesty of justice.”
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Omar said that New Delhi does not care about the sentiments of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “We are being treated with a different yardstick. The release of the Army officer  tried in court martial for killing three innocent youth of Rajouri gives credence to this fact. Our people who have been rotting in jails inside and outside J&K for years without any charges see no light at the end of the tunnel. They are only subjected to never ending court hearings. While here is an army officer who was set free in no time. When it comes to our people, the government becomes law unto itself. They bulldoze our houses, dismiss our employees at the fall of hat,” he added.
Criticizing the conspiratorial elements, he asked the people to make it a point to weed them out in the elections, whenever they are held.
He said that a lot has changed in J&K post 2019 by denuding the region’s autonomy, flag and democratic rights. However, he said the forces inimical to the region’s unique identity have not stopped in hatching conspiracies against our people and their dignity.
NC leader alleged that ‘New Delhi’ hatched conspiracy to weaken the National Conference. A new party was formed and one Kashmir MLA was part of this assignment. In 2019, when the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was revoked and all the political leaders were in jails except this MLA, who was roaming free and working tirelessly on the new underhanded assignments of New Delhi. If at all people want their identity and dignity to be restored then such elements have to be weeded out. As long as such conspirators are there no redemption is in sight. These elements who follow the diktats from New Delhi don’t give a dam to people’s aspirations, they only care for their interests.
“They want security, mansions, and much more. Even the current Union Minister and ex-army chief had also revealed that in 2010, the then MLA of Tangmarg was given bribes to weaken the Omar Abdullah Government and worsen the situation. Those who hatched conspiracies and kept Kashmiris in darkness for 40 years will not go ahead. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the people of Tangmarg to reject this conspiratorial leader, so that he cannot be a part of any conspiracy in the future.”
On this senior party leaders Ali Mohd Sagar, Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Nasir Aslam Wani, Mudassar Shahmiri, Javed Ahmad Dar, Sharifuddin Shariq, Nazir Ahmad Khan Gurezi, Showkat Mir and others also spoke on this occasion.