SRINAGAR: Senior PDP Leader Nizamudin Bhat has said that conduct of communal and hawkish elements in BJP is giving serious blow to PDP’s expectations on Kashmir and New Delhi’s own attitudes are falling the purpose of alliance between the two parties. Now is the time that the party decides its future course of action befitting its sacrifice and hard earned reputation as a guardian of people’s honour and dignity.
Endorsing fully the sentiments aired by Tasaduq Mufti in an interview Bhat said he has represented the large sentiment obtaining in the party rank and file. He said PDP owes its emergence to avowed objectives of peace, and reconciliation and it cannot commit a sin to defeat the mission on its patron or undermine the sacrifices of its people and party workers by compromising on the basic agenda.
He said PDP had a hope that massive mandate to BJP at national level would be used to the advantage of peace and resolution. Similarly it expected that state will witness a sustainable political atmosphere of harmony and shared concerns. Unfortunately that is seemingly not happening. On the contrary uncertainty is gripping the state. Conflict is devouring lives and resource.
Bhat said President Mehbooba Mufti is pained over every killing occurring in Kashmir and has been hiding her tears under the expectation that New Delhi’s will to come up to the promises made at the time of forging the alliance. Unfortunately her every hope is belied through perpetual betrayals and state reels under the shadow of death and destruction.
Bhat said while PDP is sincerely committed to the respecting sentiments of the people at large, the cadre is shocked over the episodes taking place which show direct or indirect involvement of hawkish and communal elements in the BJP. He said PDP cannot be party to anything which is against its commitments and conduct as also its track record of sacrifices. Neither can Mehbooba be made to preside over the situation which Tasaduq has rightly admitted is “unknowingly pushing the people into something which they did not deserve”. It is ironical that despite a changing narrative at National level over Kashmir rulers in New Delhi remain unmoved.
Bhat said If there is no progress on de-escalation of violence and no strategy or urge to resolve Kashmir issue, PDP cannot afford to stand a party to tragedies of its own people. Bhat said there can be no explanation to BJP leadership’s attitude towards brazenly provocative omissions and commissions in allowing communalisation of politics or refusing to abide by the agenda of alliance. He said, let it be that New Delhi refuses to engages people of the state and resumes dialogue with Pakistan to serve the peoples cause.