SRINAGAR, MAR 16 : Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Conference Senior Vice President and former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil in a statement today said political instability and uncertainty in the Valley are a result of historical mistakes committed by NC leadership.
“The people of the state are the victims of these their blunders, especially the Indira-Sheikh Accord in 1975. Had the leadership of NC taken a stand, nobody would have eroded the position of 1953, we would not have faced feud, thousands of lives wouldn’t have been lost, people wouldn’t have faced the carnage”, Vakil said while lambasting the previous NC regimes for their role in various machinations against the people of the state.
Addressing the people in a special meeting in Jammu, Abdul Gani Vakil said that “Farooq Abdullah’s talk about Autonomy is hollow and deceitful. What have the previous NC governments done for state’s autonomy? NC government did pass a resolution on autonomy but only to be rejected by the Vajpayee government. Omar Abdullah was the then Foreign Minister but he chose not to resign, which reflects their lust for power at any cost.”
He further said history is a testament to the fact that NC can go to any extent in order to satiate their lust for power. “People should vote for change to put an end to politics of exploitation at the hands of NC & PDP”, he added.
Blaming the dynasty rule for compounding problems in Kashmir, Vakil called for unity against the dynasts. “Dynasty rule is another name of dictatorship and the two families played on the emotions of the people. They only promoted nepotism and devastation. That’s why they became united despite their rift. Had the two families been united for betterment of Kashmir, the state wouldn’t have been in such a mess”, he added.