Srinagar: Reacting to the remarks of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti in a joint press conference today, chairman of Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah said Mehbooba by resorting to rhetoric of her “5 percent and 95 percent” remark is only “misleading the world opinion”.
In a statement issued to PTK, Shah said if Mehbooba is sure that 95 percent people are with her then what is the fun of putting the resistance leadership behind bars and placing a blanket ban on their activities.
“If there is any self-respect remained of Mehbooba and her likes, they should, in their constituencies, prove their mettle without any military assistance and allow the resistance leadership to organise public gatherings. Everything will be crystal clear,” he said.
He condemned Mehbooba’s remarks that by “banishing” the infamous ‘Task Force’ in J&K, she did a great service to people. “Contrary to her claims, the PDP turned every police station of the State into a Task Force centre and by doing so it did a great disservice to the people and even inflicted deep wounds on them,” he said.
“Mehbooba’s remarks only reveal her ignorance and lack of common sense. Ever since she achieved power, she has been uttering whatever non-sense she could, and is living in a fool’s paradise that people of Jammu Kashmir cannot differentiate between truth and falsehood,” Shah added.
The DFP chairman said Mehbooba has “crossed all limits” in “deceiving” people while reminding her not to forget that she is “just another servant of New Delhi”. “Now instead of commenting on Kashmir issue, she must realise her worth and be concerned of her party the roots of which are shaking,” he said.
Commenting on Rajnath Singh’s remarks wherein he hailed Indian forces for “saving lives “ of Kashmiri people during 2014 floods, Shah termed it “misleading”. “The show of unity and generosity exhibited by the people of Kashmir during 2104 floods is hidden from none. Kashmiris helped themselves. The people from rural areas supported those in Srinagar with whatever means possible. Indian forces were nowhere in sight,” he said.
Shah reiterated that pellets or jobs are not issues for Kashmiris who only demand the right to decide their political future. “Nothing less than freedom is acceptable for us,” Shah said. (PTK)
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