Srinagar: Coming down heavily on senior BJP leader and MoS Jitendra Singh over his remarks that Kashmir has gained peace and development after Article 370 abrogation, senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said that the handful of people who have joined BJP in Kashmir, must understand that this party is the most “disruptionist and deeply communal and sectarian group” in India.
In a statement issued to the media, the former Union Minister said that Singh was only bragging his ignorance that Kashmir had gained peace and development after the abrogation of Article 370.
“This is a blatant lie and extreme falsehood. The people of Kashmir have already rejected this falsehood with contempt,” Soz said.
The reality, he said, was that the people of the J&K, especially the people of Kashmir are extremely angry after the abrogation of Article 370 and this anger is not going to subside in future.
“A vast majority of the state have resolved to fight for their rights in spite of the odds in their way. There is, however, a little danger that a small (negligible) number of Kashmiris will somehow believe the propaganda of small timers in the BJP, who are trying to mislead the people of Kashmir by saying that the Statehood would be restored, early. Statehood or No-Statehood, Kashmiris want restoration of Article 370 of the Constitution of India,” Soz said.
The senior Congress leader also said that the real significant thing is restoration of the state’s autonomy enshrined in Article 370 of the Constitution.
“It may mean a struggle for Kashmiris, but it is the struggle worth fighting,” he said
He said political leaders should keep fighting for a cause and also fight for the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
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