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NC has no moral authority to talk of Kashmir resolution: Mufti

india Updated: Mar 11, 2009 19:40 IST

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Asserting that ruling National Conference has no moral authority to talk about the resolution of the Kashmir issue, PDP Patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday questioned the party's credibility and sincerity in pleading for a dialogue with separatists to resolve the problem.

Addressing a public meeting in Banihal belt of Ramban district today, Sayeed said, "NC has no moral authority to talk about Kashmir resolution. Its plea for a dialogue with separatists is a mere hogwash by a party that had virtually abandoned the state's political and economic interests for lure of power".

Mufti said it was ironical that the NC had now cast off even the ritual lip service to the cause of autonomy, which it always projected as the cure for all ills of the Sate.

"Their interests lie somewhere else," he said and added that the people are aware how NC allowed the autonomy proposal to be treated with contempt by the NDA Government at the Centre of which NC was a partner and Omar Abdullah a minister.

PDP Patron said rejection of autonomy resolution by the then NDA Government was not only a rebuff to NC but amounted to an insult to the State Legislature that had passed it with a huge majority.

With such a background to its core political agenda, Mufti wondered what moral authority the NC had to argue on how the Kashmir problem should be addressed, much less resolved.