In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference (NC) President, Farooq Abdullah, has said that when NC comes to power, it will roll back all the anti-people steps.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Farooq Abdullah made these comments while chairing a provincial committee meeting in Srinagar. Party Vice President Omar Abdullah was also present on the occasion.
During the breadth of the meeting the functionaries highlighted the contemporary public and party issues, including the inflation, unemployment, rampant demolition drive, and imposition of the property tax.
Interacting with the functionaries, Farooq Abdullah said the down sliding of democracy has hurt every sector of the territory without any exception. “The litmus test for a democracy is if the policy decisions are made through democratic procedure and have popular support. Unfortunately the current administration’s decisions sans both!,” he added.
Terming the recent government actions as anti-people and a grave injustice, he said such decisions must be left to a democratically elected government in the territory.
The NC President said that the Indian government was making people of Kashmir fool on restoration of statehood. He said, “New Delhi is not going to return statehood back to Kashmir.”
To a query, he replied the demolition drives in the territory have hit badly poor people whose shelters were razed on ground mercilessly. “I think it was completely wrong. Why were these shelters not stopped while coming up? They had borrowed loans from banks. What will they do now,” Farooq Abdullah said.—KMS