Will not rest till Kashmir issue resolved: Omar

  • Peerzada Ashiq, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Nov 09, 2014 22:54 IST

After raising the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah on Sunday raked up the Kashmir issue with separatist constituency in mind.

"Neither I nor NC would rest or withdraw political and ideological stand till the Kashmir issue is resolved with a political solution that takes into account the political realities and sentiments of the people of J&K," said Abdullah during his party rally in north Kashmir's Bandipora district.

Stressing on resolution of Kashmir problem, Abdullah said, "It needs a political solution. We are not like others whose fancy, innovative political slogans have a one-year shelf life after which they cease to exist for that party."

He accused the PDP patron of "double speak" by "embracing Ashiq Bukhari, a retired SSP, and a Task Force specialist".

"The PDP's inherent desire to insult the people of J&K keeps resurfacing every now and then. This party of corruption specialists and turncoats should know that the people of J&K will never compromise on their honour and self-respect," he said.

He also accused the sitting MLA from Bandipora of opposing the rehabilitation proposal for return of youth from across the Line of Control.

"Among those who opposed this proposal is the sitting MLA from Bandipora who has also let down the people of Bandipora in dispensing his basic, minimum services as an elected representative from the area," he alleged.

He alleged that the PDP has "a rice bag thief to offer to Srinagar, a task force specialist in Kupwara, a urea thief to offer to Rafiabad and a land grabber Member of Parliament and a fake-fertilizers businessman to offer to our historic city ."

"The conviction of PDP general secretary by a CBI court has stripped PDP and shorn the party of all its rhetorical delusions," he added.

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