Srinagar, June 22: Peoples Democratic Party leader Er. Nazir Ahmad Yatoo while remembering Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Saturday said that it is unfortunate that today many people don’t seem to remember and acknowledge his contributions.
He said Mufti Muhammad Sayeed completely changed the political discourse in Kashmir valley, which otherwise used to be dominated and controlled by the ‘corrupt and arrogant’ dynastic rulers of Abdullah family of National Conference.
Er. Yatoo in a statement reiterated that Late Mufti Sahab not only successfully challenged the dominance of National Conference but also provided a credible and people friendly alternative in the form of the creation of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), which connected with the common Kashmiri, who was suffering under the relentless atmosphere of death and destruction in Kashmir of 1990s. Imparting of “healing touch” policy was a hallmark of Mufti Sahab’s approach and his political ideology. ”
He further added,”Late Mufti Sahab was also instrumental in giving impetus to political careers of many young political activists by mentoring them and guiding them in pursuance of their respective political paths. Many leaders of PDP like Muzafar Hussain Beigh, Ghulam Hasan Mir, Tariq Hamid Karra, Altaf Bukhari, Basharat Bukhari, Haseeb Draboo, Imran Raza Ansari were among those, who developed their political careers under Mufti Sahab’s able guidance and as a result achieved great personal success, he said. ”
Er Yatoo said,”It is really sad and extremely unfortunate that today many of these have left the party shamelessly for their own petty and selfish reasons by citing fraudulent, frivolous and fake reasons. At a time, when there was a need to stay united and to work for strengthening the party, these so called “leaders” deserted the same political organization, where they achieved their respective political success. This is nothing but a betrayal of Late Mufti Mohammad Sahab’s political ideals, he added.”
He also said that ,”One thing is very clear that PDP, which was built upon the ideals and values of Late Mufti Mohammad Sahab stands strong as ever despite recent setbacks.Time will be a testimony of the resurgence of the PDP and will once again prove that political ideology of Late Mufti Sahab is the only true and sustainable principle that will eventually take the ever suffering people of Kashmir valley out of their pain and suffering and those who betrayed the values and principles of Late Mufti Sahab will be left regretting their decision.”