Srinagar: National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday expressed anguish over the loss of lives in different encounters in Kashmir Valley. He said that constitutional and democratic rights of people are being trampled through force and suppressive policies.
The state government has been hatching conspiracies to erode the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The predictions of National Conference are turning true. Both BJP and PDP have been utilizing all their resources to erode of constitutional position. To weaken the Article 370 is the priority of PDP led current government, Abdullah said and added that conspiracy is being hatched to amend the Jammu Kashmir Panchayat Act.
Farooq Abdullah while expressing concern over the killings in encounters said that people in Kashmir have already suffered and now they are again being targeted on the one or the other pretext. The border skirmishes and the encounters in Valley have badly affected people here. It is high time for both India and Pakistan to settle Kashmir issue once for all, he said and appealed New Delhi to allow people of Kashmir to live peacefully.
The history of Kashmir is blood-drenched. India made promises and never fulfilled those. India even didnt honor the accession papers and eroded our autonomy, he said and warned New Delhi to stop using bullets and pellets in Kashmir.
There will be more alienation if India doesnt stop using pellets and bullets in Kashmir. Using pellets is the worst human rights violations, he said and added that the resolution of Kashmir issue is in the interest of both India and Pakistan. (CNS)
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