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Sangharsh suspects links between Farooq and Chidambaram's statement on Kashmir

india Updated: Nov 09, 2009 19:58 IST
Vikram Sharma
Vikram Sharma
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Connecting the statement of Farooq Abdullah that "we are a Muslim majority area and proud of it" with that of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram admitting that there are voices for separate nation in the state, Sangharsh has hinted towards some inextricable link between the both.

"The state is a sensitive area as it is engulfed by the ethno-religious conflict since last two decades and has witnessed tremendous demographic change in terms of the internal displacement of the people which started with the armed conflict in the state. This statement is against the secular and democratic constitutional set up of the Indian Union," was the joint statement released by Ranjeet Sharma, Suresh Kumar and Mahesh Kaul, the President, General Secretary and Organising Secretary respectively of Sangarsh-A movement for justice, equality, peace, prosperity and brotherhood.

Commenting on the statements made by P Chidambaram regarding the 'quiet diplomacy and unique solution', the speakers of the Movement said that Union Home Minister accepting the presence of 'other political parties' which do not participate in elections, having their set of views and call for secession and separate nation amply hints towards diluting of Indian sovereignty in the state that may move state towards further deterioration.

Sangharsh was of the opinion that whereas NC patron's statement boosts the mindset of the majority community of the valley, simultaneously it weakens Chidambaram's claim of return and rehabilitation of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits when the Home Minister admits to 'accept secessionism and separatism as reality in Jammu and Kashmir'

"If this is the mental state of the political class then rehabilitation of the minorities in their natural habitat is impossible," opined Sangharsh adding that return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits to their homeland in the present disposition is fraught with serious consequences.

"These statements made by the senior leaders establish as to why Kashmiri Pandits were forced to live in exile in their own state and own country", said Sangharsh.