Let all regional forces contest upcoming elections jointly

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By FK WEB DESK on 26/02/2019.

Let all regional forces contest upcoming elections jointly
G.H Mir, Hakim Mohammad Yaseen and Er. Rasheed respond to Omer
Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti’s concerns

Srinagar 26 February: Asking all pro-people voices to unite, Mr. Gh.
Hassan Mir, Hakim Mohammad Yaseen and Er. Rasheed have suggested for
collective efforts to overcome the grave situation the state of J&K is
facing under current era of uncertainty. After threadbare
deliberations during a joint meeting, a joint statement issued said
“It sounded good to see two former Chief Ministers including Mehbooba
Mufti and Omer Abdullah showing much concern about protecting the
special status of state. Mehbooba Mufti’s appeal asking various
political forces to come together should be given due hearing. The two
former Chief Ministers need to be reminded that our parties have
supported both the chief ministers in and outside assembly whenever
situation truly demanded the same. Omer Abdullah had raised valid
concerns about division of votes in Kashmir province. Omer Sahab needs
to be reminded that whenever NC or PDP feel insecure not for the
interest of Kashmiris but only for the reason that their duplicity and
self-centered politics gets exposed, both the parties talk of division
of votes, regional aspirations and do waste no time in calling
everyone as New Delhi’s agent without having any sincere
self-introspection.  However without entering into blame game that who
is responsible for division of votes, it is imperative upon all saner
voices to unite and ensure that votes of regional parties don’t get
divided. While the state is passing through the crucial phase and not
only the special status and identity of the state is at stake, the two
countries are at the verge of war and people of J&K feel insecure at
all fronts. It is moral responsibility of all forces to unite and
protect the rights of entire state and various identities within the
state”. The statement added “Three leaders suggested that If Mehbooba
Mufti and Omer Abdullah sincerely believe that regional forces need to
be united then all like-minded political forces must contest upcoming
elections together and form a joint strategy not only to fight for
protecting the special status of the state but to move forward for
resolving the larger issues. Three leaders assured of their full
co-operation and support to ensure that the votes of Kashmiris don’t
get divided. However the alliance so formed should not be seen against
any region or community as the fact of the matter is that it is
Kashmiris who are being disempowered everywhere”.