Abdullah's anti-national remark is not going to mislead Kashmiris: Nirmal Singh

07 April, 2017, 02:31 | Author: Rachel Hardy
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"I want to tell Prime Minister Narendra Modi that tourism is our life". "They are not sacrificing lives for tourism", he said, adding that the by-elections were not a contest between the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party, but between the Bharatiya Janata party's "cultural and tyrannical onslaught on one end and Kashmiris' collective honour and prestige on the other".

"If he (stone pelting youth) is giving up his life, he is not doing it for tourism".

Uma, who is the daughter of an army officer, responded to the former chief minister's remarks thus: "If Mr Farooq Abdullah says stone pelters are nationalists, then we need to ponder who are anti-nationals?" High voter turnout on the April 9 bypolls would favour Farooq Abdullah, pitted against the lesser known People's Democratic Party opponent Nazir Ahmad Khan.

Welcoming the USA offer of mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir issue, Dr Abdullah said if India doesn't take the dialogue to "logical conclusion", then his party, National Conference, will urge the United States to get involved to prevent a nuclear war. "This needs to be understood", he said at an election meeting in Sonawar constituency in Jammu and Kashmir. "It is quite worrisome.a politician of the stature of Abdullah has also come under pressure of upcoming polls and therefore has felt tempted to speak the language of the separatists", Singh told reporters outside Parliament.

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Chacko and Ajay Maken", Amrish Gautam told IANS after joining the BJP. I will also raise my concerns with the party high command.

He asked New Delhi and Islamabad to realize their responsibility in "rescuing the tormented and suffering" people of Kashmir from the throes of "uncertainty and pain".

"Every conscientious individual and organization in Kashmir - whether mainstream or separatist - should have the ultimate aim of facilitating a resolution of the political issue to give relief, hope and peace to our people".

He welcomed the US's "desire to act as a mediator between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue".


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