All the right wing parties including the main opposition have vehemently opposed Omar Abdullah’s statement welcoming ‘quiet diplomacy’ as an effective tool to solve state affairs.
“Chief Minister should be immediately sacked and put behind the bars,” retorted Rama Kant Dubey, president Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
This he said in reference to the Chief Minister’s maiden statement on the opening of the Durbar offices in Jammu wherein he had said that ‘quiet diplomacy’ that has kept important administrative ‘issue away from the media glare have borne effective fruits’.
“Union Home Minister P Chidambaram’s erroneous theory of quiet diplomacy has given teeth to Omar’s dispensation here which he is now using as a means to arouse another furor on the international forum regarding Kashmir issue,” said VHP president adding if militants’ strategies and defense deals are exposed freely in the democratic set up then keeping political issues behind the veils hint towards encouraging ‘foul diplomacy’.
He asked Congress to make its stance clear over such issue Bhartiya Janta Party president Ashok Khajuria also blamed Chief Minister for emphasising on ‘quiet diplomacy’ as best means for state affairs.
“Democracy does not allow elected governments to keep political affairs hidden from the public knowledge. Palestine, Sri Lanka and Ireland may have their own compulsions, but in country like India, projecting ‘quiet diplomacy’ amply hints befooling people on its ground issues,” said Ashok Khajuria.
The BJP chief also suspected some foul play enacted through Centre in connivance with state dispensation to resolve Kashmir issue behind the veils which he said ‘must have included separatists and secessionists into it which, otherwise would not have possible in front of media glare’.
“Withdrawal of army in a slow and phased manner followed by the Union Home Minister’s P Chidambaram’s admittance of separatist forces being present in the state needing government attention for talks, and now outburst of quiet diplomacy sufficiently hints towards a process already on behind the veil for Kashmir resolution,” said Rajesh Kak, spokesman of Shiv Sena Hindustan .
He suspected greater damage to the secularism and integrity of Jammu and Kashmir with rest of India saying that such ‘veiled diplomatic tactics’ would bring disaster for the minority community here which is already choked up for survival.
“ PDP, Hurriyat and other separatist units keeping silent over such process gives enough reason to understand that Centre has well planned to satiate their respective agendas through the ‘Quiet diplomacy’ and Chief Minister too is feeling relieved off the pressure,” said SSH spokesman.