PC Pooh-Poohs PAGD Invite To Shiv Sena

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Says Inviting Shiv Sena to All Party Meet insult for those who believe in sanctity of Art 370

Srinagar- Peoples Conference led by Sajad Gani Lone Tuesday criticised Gupkar Alliance for inviting Shiv Sena to the all party meeting aimed at stopping non locals from being enlisted as voters here.

“Shiv Sena is a party whose ideological stand is indistinguishable from the BJP and inviting it to attend a meeting to stop non locals from being enlisted as voters, is a slur aimed at the people of Kashmir and an insult for those who believe in the sanctity of Article 370”, a PC spokesman said in a statement here on Tuesday.

“May we with all humility at our command ask what was Shiv Sena doing in an all-party meeting supposed to protect the rights of the people of J&K? Didn’t Shiv Sena support the abrogation of Article 370? Didn’t Shiv Sena support the abrogation of Article 35 A? Didn’t Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray describe 5 August 2019 as a historical day for India? Didn’t Uddhav Thackeray say that it was a lifelong dream of the late Bal Thackeray? Didn’t Shiv Sena distribute sweets and celebrate outside their Mumbai office? “ PC questioned.

He went on to ask if Farooq Abdullah was bigger than the Kashmir Cause and the Kashmiri Nationalist sentiment? “ Is he at liberty to invite those who rejoiced on August 5, 2019, whilst the people of J&K were stripped of their dignity and disempowered by a brute majoritarian Hindutva brigade, with Shiv Sena being the cheerleader in chief. What is the difference between Shiv Sena and the BJP? They are ideologically indistinguishable. Their only difference is in power sharing”, a PC spokesperson said

“Hunting with hounds and running with hare is an old adage which NC religiously adheres to. So here they are breaking bread with Hindutva (Shiv Sena) while projecting themselves as victim of Hindutva (BJP). They apparently have a monopoly on morality. They can sit with anybody. Those who sit with Shiv Sena now will sit with the BJP in the future as they sat with them in the past”, he said.

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