Srinagar, Mar 26: Reminding Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti of her tall claim of seeking votes on the basis of report card of the PDP-BJP government in the past two years, National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammed Sagar on Sunday said that but for miseries and devastation nothing is discernible on ground.
“As far as people are concerned, they only know how the innocent youth were killed, maimed and blinded besides atrocities inflicted upon them, irrespective of age and gender”, the General Secretary said while addressing workers at Eidgah, Zadibal, Sonawar, Batamaloo and Amirakadal.
Among others, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, former ministers Mubarak Gul, Mir Saif-ullah and Javed Ahmed Dar also addressed the workers.
Sagar said that unprecedented spree of arrests has been unleashed at large scale and over 15,000 innocent people have been imprisoned within and outside the state to suppress their voice against tyranny. The nightmarish era of indiscriminate arrests is continuing and instead of listening to the reason, the governmental agencies are brutally muzzling the voice of people. “In desperation, the government is slapping PSA whosoever comes under their scanner”, he said, adding that the atrocities are going to rebound. He said the polarizing government is repeating Gujarat and UP experiment in Kashmir and targeting Muslims in a big way.
The General Secretary said that the government is hilariously taking credit of inaugurating the projects undertaken and completed during the tenure of Omar Abdullah as Chief Minister. He said the PDP-BJP combine has pushed development to back burner and utility services are continuing to be in shambles.
Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani referred to the unjustified increase of Rs 500 per quintal of rice being provided to rationees at CAPD outlets, saying that electricity tariff too has been raised notwithstanding that it is quite erratic across the Valley.
Former minister Mubarak Gul exhorted the workers to stand and foil the injustice unitedly. He said National Conference has all along stood against injustice and will do so in future as well. He said vote and support to Dr Farooq Abdullah in the upcoming parliamentary elections will be peoples’ revolt to atrocious policies of the current dispensation.
Saif-ullah and Javed Ahmed Dar also spoke in the workers meetings and said that National Conference will fight tooth and nail the elements, which are dividing the society on the basis of region and religion.
Sagar and other leaders made a passionate appeal to isolate the communal and divisive dispensation by voting and supporting Dr Farooq Abdullah with a huge margin.
Among others, District President Peer Afaaq Ahmed, Political Advisor to Working President Tanveer Sadiq besides senior leaders Choudhry Mohammed Ramzan. Irfan Ahmed Shah and Block Presidents of youth and women wings were present on the occasion. (KNS)