Srinagar, Jan 7: On the 10th anniversary of former J&K CM and Jammu Kashmir Awami National Conference founder Late Ghulam Mohammad Shah, the Qur’an and Fateha Khawani was held at the deceased’s graveyard located near Ziyarat Hazrat Mantaqi (RA) in Srinagar. A commemorative meet was also organized in Jammu wherein rich tributes were paid to Late Shah.
At party headquarters in Srinagar, JKANC senior vice president Muzaffar Shah while paying tributes to Late Ghulam Mohammad Shah said, “Today, we are observing the 10th anniversary of that personality who always used to stress upon serving people, morality and spirituality; not for seeking material benefits and power. He even resigned from the post of chief minister just to safeguard the Constitution and people’s interests.”
On yet another occasion, Muzaffar Shah expressed lament that the blood of the people of the State is spilled very cheaply and it seems everyone is in race of carrying out more and more killings.
“The fact is validated by the assertions of BJP leader and current Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament wherein he made a vain attempt to lecture about the legal and constitutional affairs,” he said.
“Jaitley said that for the last 72 years, the Congress governments pushed Jammu Kashmir to political and constitutional mess, and since 1953 after the arrest of the J&K Prime Minister Late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, the peaceful atmosphere in the State was vitiated through constitutional amendments. Mr Jaitley was proud to announce that under BJP’s rule, 580 people were killed in just one year which he termed as an achievement,” Shah said.
Muzaffar Shah added that replying to Jaitley’s remarks, the former chief minister of J&K and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also presented the record of his bloody tenure by saying that under his rule, 117 people were killed. This is a shameful occasion for humanity, Shah said.
JKANC senior vice president said that in their race for grabbing power in the State, BJP and Congress have stooped so low that they are playing with human lives. It seems as if killing humans is precondition for being in power in Jammu Kashmir, he said.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by terming the political change in 1984 in Jammu Kashmir as unconstitutional has exposed himself as ignorant and uneducated of the legal and constitutional affairs, while as the constitutional and legal experts have termed it as split in the party, Muzaffar Shah said.
Muzaffar Shah said that majority people of the State acknowledge that behind this change was the Late G M Shah’s pain for his people.
Jaitley also alleged that the 1957, 1962 and 1967 elections in Jammu Kashmir were rigged. “I want to make Jaitley aware of the constitutional spirit that any Deputy Commissioner – be it Late Khaliq or any other DC – is not entitled to scrutinise the nomination papers of all assembly candidates; however the uncontested candidates can be made by the Returning Officers,” he said.
Muzaffar Shah further said that if, as per the Finance Minister, everything post 1953 was wrong and that the present grim situation in J&K was the result of the tyrannical policies of central governments ruled by Congress, the National Conference government led by Late Bakhshi Ghulam Mohammad was responsible; why doesn’t Jaitley and the current BJP government suggest the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to correct these mistakes.
Muzaffar Shah added that you cannot convince the people by just admitting crime or acknowledging the incident, however, for the power to speak, one must have courage to be honest.
Had the JKANC founder patron and former J&K CM Late Ghulam Mohammad Shah been alive, he would have taught the lessons and importance of humanity to Arun Jaitley and Ghulam Nabi Azad, Muzaffar Shah said. (KNS)