Mufti Sold Kashmir Identity For Power: NC26 April 2010
Srinagar: Ruling National Conference Monday accused PDP patron and former Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of compromising with Kashmir’s identity and legal status for power. “It is unfortunate that Mufti in order to get power compromised with the identity and legal status of the State and people are now paying the price,” a spokesman of National Conference said. Criticizing PDP President Mahbooba Mufti for, what it termed, politicization of withdrawal of troops and AFSPA, he advised her to avoid doing politics on such sensitive issues. “Instead she should pray for the peace and security to take roots in the State and for the clearance of ground to protect human rights in the State so that those departments of central government, which by the compassions and wholehearted policies of former home minister Mufti Sayeed became responsible for implementation of draconian laws in the state, will not get any chance to make excuses,” he said. The NC spokesman advised Mahbooba to refrain from working for deteriorating the law and order situation in the valley and observe the changing situation. “Why PDP didn’t raise the issue of sending back troops to barracks and stripping them of special powers during its three years in office,” he questioned. “The chief minister Omar Abdullah after taking over the reins of the state announced to give responsibilities of the security to police and announced to punish the guilty of human rights violations sternly,” he added.