Srinagar, Apr 22, : Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday asserted that people of south Kashmir are in pain due to the unbridled miseries unleashed on them by PDP-BJP combine, saying that people are looking towards NC to liberate them from the unending psychological and mental trauma.
Addressing a public meet at town hall Devsar, Party’s candidate for south Kashmir’s parliamentary constituency retired Justice Hasnain Masoodi said, “It is hard to imagine a place in the world where a vast majority of people are subjected to collective conflict as we see here in south Kashmir. Ever since PDP clubbed up with BJP, there has been a disproportionate increase in the suffering of the people of Kashmir particularly the people of south Kashmir.
The disenchantment among the people here has risen exponentially due to the imprudent policies of the former PDP-BJP led government. We all know how PDP sought votes from the people of south Kashmir on the pretext of keeping BJP out, however after results were out it chose to embrace the same BJP. It is needless to say how many killings, blinding and other worst kind of human rights violations took place afterwards. The monster that was let loose by the PDP is still devouring our youth, and elderly. There is no eye that isn’t craving for a ray of peace. The skyline of south Kashmir post-PDP-BJP association presents a charred look. We see properties in ashes; we see dreams snatched of our youngsters. Never has Kashmir witnessed such tyranny as was unleashed by PDP. We don’t come across any instance in the history wherein a party chose to betray and berate the mandate of people, as was done by PDP,” he said.
Masoodi said that never in history have people felt as insecure as they are feeling after PDP aligned with BJP. “The woes of people know no limits; the unremitting impact of the conflict has robbed people’s peace of mind. The insecure environment is telling upon the mental health of children. Never have we seen highly educated youth joining the ranks of militants as was seen in the rein of former BJP- PDP led government. The catchwords of PDP ‘Goli say Nahi Boli say’ turned out to be a damp squib.
On the contrary, hundreds of our innocent youth were devoured upon, maimed in during the hay days of PDP-BJP camaraderie. The much-touted promises made by PDP on decreasing the footprint of security forces, facilitation of dialogue with Pakistan were forgotten by PDP. On the contrary, people saw the increase in the footprint of security forces, night crackdowns, CASO’s, frisking, rampant arrests, a conflagration of properties and much more. We didn’t see Mehbooba utter a word of sympathy or empathy for the bruised people who had voted her to power. We only saw her mocking the death and misery with ‘coffee and toffee’ comments.”