PDP can’t sideline controversial issues: Yasin

Srinagar: Senior Political leader and MLA elect, Hakim Muhammad Yasin Saturday said that the issue of settlement of West Pakistan Refugees is not a human problem and in no way it should be treated on humanitarian grounds. “Why BJP wants to settle these refugees in Jammu and Kashmir only. If this party is their well-wisher, then why don’t it settle them in Haryana, Bihar, Chandigarh, Maharashtra or any other part of India. Jammu and Kashmir enjoys a special status and it will have serious and grave repercussions if these refugees are settled in any part of the State,” Yasin told CNS adding that the Third Front will keenly watch and react over the Common Minimum Programme of possible partners BJP and PDP.

People’s Democratic Front Chairman said that Kashmir is limping back towards normalcy but an attempt to settle West Pakistan Refugees in Jammu and Kashmir will put the Valley on boil. “We are not against the settlement of these refugees but we don’t want them to get settled in Jammu and Kashmir. Let BJP settle them in any other part of the country. BJP should understand that it is not a human problem and every Kashmiri will react if BJP makes any slightest attempt to get these refugees settled in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

Responding to a question, Hakim Muhammad Yasin said that both PDP and BJP, which are mulling to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir should clear their stand on AFSPA, settlement of Refugees issue and Article 370. “What does it mean when both PDP and BJP say that they will keep all the controversial issues aside. If they will not include such issues in Common Minimum Programme then they will simply befool the voters. People of Kashmir want a clear stand of PDP and BJP on issues like AFSPA and Article 370,” he said.

He added that Third Front is keenly watching the political developments in the state and will react only after the CMP of BJP and PDP will appear. “If BJP and PDP will not discuss such controversial issues in their CMP, that will give a signal that both the parties want to rule the state with an intention to develop it, but these parties should understand that even Governor can rule the state well and develop it rapidly,” he said. cns

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