New Delhi, March 29, CNS: Holding incumbent Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti responsible for present Kashmir imbroglio, India’s Congress party Wednesday said that Kashmir is likely to witness many more incidents like Chadoora where three civilians were shot dead by Government Forces on Tuesday.
Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Ayer told Kashmir based news agency CNS that there is hell of difference between Mehbooba Mufti of past and Mehbooba Mufti of present. “Her language and tone has totally changed after her party forged an alliance with Bhartiya Janata Party. It is not the same Mehbooba who talked about healing the wounds of people of Kashmir but it is the Mehbooba who talks like BJP now, that only aggravates the situation,” Ayer said.
While regretting the killing of three civilians in Central Kashmir, Ayer said that 2016-17 winters in Kashmir had given a golden opportunity to Government of India to talk to stake-holders, but it missed that golden opportunity. “We fail to understand why Government of India is shying away from talks. Only talks can lead to permanent solution. Even former Home Minister P.Chidambaram had suggested to present BJP Government to rewind the clock back to 1947 and talk to the stake-holders,” he said and added that he is afraid that incidents like Chadoora are bound to take place in future as well.
The former diplomat claimed that as long as Mehbooba will rule the state with the help of BJP, peace will never restore in Valley. “People of Kashmir detest Mehbooba in new avatar as they like the old Mehbooba who always stood for them in past. It is high time for Mehbooba Mufti to part ways with BJP and apologize to the people of Valley,” he said adding that Mehbooba Mufti has no answers to questions of people as she views the Kashmir situation from the prism of Bhartiya Janata Party.
GoI yet to respond to our report: Sinha
Former Indian Foreign Minister and senior Bhartiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha Wednesday revealed that there was no response from Government of India on the Kashmir Report submitted by his team so far.
“Government of India has not responded yet to the report about Kashmir that we submitted. May be, the government was busy in electioneering. Hopefully, the government will respond,” Sinha told Kashmir based news agency CNS over phone from New Delhi.
He claimed that after the culmination of by-polls, things will start moving in right direction in Kashmir. “I will myself again visit Kashmir Valley after the by-polls. “Talks demand peaceful atmosphere and at present Valley is tumultuous. All efforts are on to establish peace in Valley to pave way for meaningful talks with stake-holders,” Sinha said and regretted the killing of three civilians in Central Kashmir.
Pertinently, Yashwant Sinha led delegation had visited Valley twice after the Summer Agitation last year. The delegation recently met President of India and apprised him about the prevailing situation in Kashmir. The delegation has already submitted its report to Ministry of Home Affairs Government of India. (CNS)