Omar deriving sadistic pleasure over border violence: PDP

  • HT correspondent, None, Srinagar
  • Updated: Jan 03, 2015 20:41 IST

Reacting sharply to Omar Abdullah`s criticism of its "peace efforts", the People`s Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday said the former chief minister is deriving "sadistic pleasure" over intensification of violence between India and Pakistan.

The part said Abdullah is doing so "in an attempt to score points with the supporters of peace".

"By saying 'Mufti`s dream of early Indo-Pak dialogue was crashing' with apparent reference to the latest ceasefire violation on borders, Omar Abdullah has not only added insult to the injury of the millions of people who want peace in the region, but has repeated his family line of thinking which calls for bombardment as the only viable solution to solve the Kashmir problem," PDP's chief spokesperson, Naeem Akhtar said in a statement.

He said the fact that somebody who has served as a chief minister and the country's foreign minister should use this language is appalling. "Omar Abdullah through his latest tweet has exposed the shallowness of his thought and his inability to even hide it," Akhtar added.

Akhtar said to see peace and prosperity in the entire south asian region was not only PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's dream, but of everybody who has suffered immensely because of the ongoing enmity between India and Pakistan.

"Mufti saab only shares and channelises the feelings of generations of people living in the state in constant fear of war, suffering dislocation, destruction and loss of life," Akhtar said.

The PDP spokesperson said the 2003 Vajpayee initiative had played a significant role in soothing the relations between India and Pakistan and had given a hope among the common masses in the institution of dialogue but everything got derailed when the National Conference led- coalition took over the reins of the state in 2009 under the leadership of Omar Abdullah.

Akhtar said peace and reconciliation constitute the core features of the PDP's agenda and it believes that establishment of durable and dignified peace alone can pull this region out of the economic distress.

He said the NC exploited many generations in the state just to keep itself in power and when it has been "rejected thoroughly" by the people it has apparently joined the advocates of violence and hawkish politics in order to find relevance.

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