Mufti asks people to wage war against NC mis-rule
18 October 2000
The Daily Excelsior
DODA: People''s Democratic Party supremo Mufti Mohd Sayeed, former Union Home Minister, has called upon the people of the State to wage a war against the mis-rule and anti-democratic policies of National Conference Government. As per a release mr Mufti was addressing an impressive public meeting at Ramban. He said NC leaders have developed vested interests in the militancy and under its pretext were committing ''murder of democracy'' in the State. The Mufti said had the Assembly elections in the past not been rigged by NC, the militancy would not have errupted as those who took part in the elections earlier later took to guns, for the reason of having been declared fraudulently as un-successful. The PDP chief said the people of the State have been sandwiched between the gun of militants and the security forces and they wanted that the gun should be silenced immediately and dialogue started with all concerned so that peace was restored in troubled-torn state of Jammu and Kashmir. Referring to local demands Mufti Sayeed demanded that un-skilled and semi-skilled labourers from amongst the local population should be given employment in the Baglihar Power Project so that unemployment of the area could be solved upto some extent. He also demanded degree college at Ramban without loss of time. Speaking on the occasion PDP general secretary Mr Ved Mahajan said the NC Government has no right to remain in the office as it has lost its representative character because of its being anti-people. He said if PDP would be voted to power in the next elections, it would be accountable to the people. Others who spoke at the meeting included Messrs Haji Noor Ahmed, Atta-Ullah Khan (PDP Doda president), A R Katoch, Ghulam Rasool Mir and Mushtaq Ahmed Dar.