Jammu November 07:The father-son duo of Dr Farooq and Omar Abdullah were at their theatrics best while addressing the party cadre at Jammu yesterday. The speeches of both were full of rhetoric but lacked conviction stated Brig Anil Gupta Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party in a press release issued here today. Their speeches were full of contradictions, falsehood and accusations. Selective dementia was the hallmark of the speeches of both the Abdullahs asserted Brig Gupta.
Dr Farooq claimed that Sheikh Abdullah in 1947 had told his people that “this is our way and not that side” meaning India. He further amplified by saying “we joined Gandhi’s India and not that of BJP.” In his exuberance he forgot that BJP didn’t even exist in 1947. Moreover, he also forgot that he was instrumental in non-installation of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Srinagar succumbing to the pressure of separatists. Dr Farooq Abdullah has also forgotten that Gandhi’s India stood for inclusivity and respect for all faiths and religions but he and his party preached and practiced exclusivity and was responsible for religious murders of Kashmiri Hindus which finally led to their mass exodus. If they have not been able to return to their homeland till date, the responsibility squarely rests with them and their colleagues in the so-called Peoples’ Alliance. They are responsible for radicalisation which has prevented the return of Kashmiri Hindus.
Gandhi’s India stood for ‘Ahinsa’ (non-violence) but who is responsible for religious militancy and jihadi terror in Kashmir which is responsible for loss of more than 30000 innocent lives? The truth is that before the imposition of President’s Rule on January 19, 1990, couple of days after Farooq had left for golfing to Vilayat (London), he had surrendered mentally to the militants and his administration was supporting the assault on Kashmiri Hindu men and women. Between January 1 and 19, 1990 there were 319 violent acts. How did Farooq forget Mahatma Gandhi then?
Gandhi preached “satya” (truth) but all the Abdullahs spoke everything but truth. The biggest lie of theirs is the claim to be secular and “no discrimination based on region or religion.” If they were secular, why didn’t they include the word “secular” in the preamble of state constitution after Indira Gandhi included it in national constitution? If they didn’t believe in discrimination how they justify skewed employment in the Sectt in favour of one region and religion only, non-development of tourist infrastructure in Jammu, non-creation of health infrastructure in Jammu & Ladakh, neglect & wilful destruction of Dogra heritage, culture and pride, non-grant of citizenship to lakhs of Hindus. The list is endless for Abdullahs to justify. Had they walked the talk of lofty ideals they claim, the people would have never cried hoarse and thrown them across the Jhelum.
Continuing with the manufactured and false narrative of Kashmiris saving Srinagar, they continue to belittle the valiant role and sacrifices of the Dogra soldiers of the State Forces and the units of Indian Army. But for their sacrifices, there would have been no Abdullah dynasty asserted Brig Gupta.
As regards development post 05 August is concerned, Abdullahs will never be able to see that because for them development meant only the development of the Dynasty. The sole desire of the Gupkaris has been to loot the central exchequer using 370 as a shield. Throwing all financial prudence to wind, they believed in “You send, WE spend and if you don’t send we will hang the sword of separation on your head.” This is how they black mailed the successive governments at Delhi till the present BJP government called their bluff and cut their umbilical cord in form of 370.
Gupkaris want 370 to be restored because it was source of lining their pockets and fulfilling their hunger for power. It was source of their prosperity and political ascendance at the cost of ordinary people. They are finding themselves handicapped because they find difficult to survive without swimming in the ocean of corruption asserted Brig Gupta.