Police Used To Ferry Wazwan For NC: PDP

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Complains to Election Commission of India

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against what it termed was the brazen misuse of official machinery and resources by the ruling National Conference.

A letter to that effect was sent to the ECI, chief spokesperson, Naeem Akhtar said.

He said it had been brought to the notice of ECI, as to how police vehicles and personal were used to ferry Wazwan for the participants of NC’s provisional meet at its headquarters. 

The letter has also pointed out that apart from chief minister, Omar Abdullah, most ministers, members of parliament and legislators had participated in the lunch served through police.

Referring to the “insensitivity” and “callous” display of NC’s attitude, at a time when entire Kashmir was mourning the killing of a youth in Naidkhai village by police and was upset with the devastation caused by the untimely snow fury in most parts of the state, Akhtar said this is not the first time the government has displayed such a shameless behavior. 

He said unfortunate part of the whole story is that even the chief minister didn’t express a customary regret over the police brutality. “Not even a tweet from him,” said Akhtar pointing out the casual attitude of the chief minister to the tragedy caused in Naidkhai, while many parts of the valley continue to reel under undeclared curfew.

Referring to the 2010 summer agitation, when innocent blood was shed on the streets by the government forces, Akhtar said Omar Abdullah went on a holiday to Ladakh and Gulmarag and when he was asked about the situation in Kashmir, he had answered: he was monitoring it from Gulmarag.

Similarly in September last, Akhtar said, when the whole Kashmir was literally put under siege to make the Zubin Mehta’s show at Shalimar garden possible, the security forces gunned down four innocent youth in Shopian, the chief minister instead of showing any concern over the killings, along with his whole team preferred the western tunes along with his elite friend circle. He said the arrogance of power has made the ruling party blind to a level that it is hardly concerned with the people’s sufferings now, and height is that it is completely overlooking the fact that there is people’s court waiting for their trial. 

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