BJP ‘harassing, humiliating’ Kashmiris for electoral gains: PDP

 

Srinagar, Apr 8: Peoples Democratic Party on Monday slammed the central government’s policies aimed to “subjugate and strangulate” the already perturbed people of Kashmir and said that such measures have proven counterproductive- making the situation more chaotic and appalling.
Addressing a large number of people in Chowdhry Gund Charar-i-Sharief, PDP General secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said there are rigorous attempts being made by the BJP to worsen the situation in Jammu and Kashmir so that it could garner maximum votes. “It is unfortunate that Kashmir is used as a punching bag by the BJP and its people are everyday tortured, humiliated and harassed so that BJP could tell its voters how much tough it is against the Muslims of Kashmir,” said Hanjura.
Terming the highway ban part of a larger “conspiracy” against the people of Kashmir, Hanjura said that the measure has been taken to send a message to all people of the state that they are being controlled directly by New Delhi and their civilian rights and entitlements matter least for the government.
He said it is ruthless how religious heads like Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is harassed religious outfits are banned with clerics bundled in jails like dreaded criminals.