Srinagar, May 29, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, members of so-called Kashmir assembly cutting across the party lines have expressed concern over massive participation of public in funerals of martyred Mujahideen. The BJP member of so-called Legislative Council Vibodh Gupta while speaking on the Governor’s address to the joint session of Council and assembly, in Srinagar said, “Ground level truth is that situation is becoming worse day by day and educated youth are joining militancy.” Taking a dig at National Conference, Gupta admitted that the party gave rise to Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin by rigging the 1987 assembly elections.
A pro-India Peoples Democratic Party member, Javaid Mustafa Mir, in his address said, “The participation of people in funeral processions of militants and defying curfew by the people during encounters is a matter of concern for all of us.” The PDP member, who had served as puppet minister in the previous regime headed by Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the Kashmir dispute. “From here, I appeal Prime Minister to resolve the dispute.” He said militarization has hit normal life in the territory. “An Army Major had written to DC in Leh how people are fetching water without his permission,” he said.
Another member Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami said the issue should be addressed politically. “It is matter of concern why thousands of people participate in funeral procession of militants,” he said. Senior National Conference leader Ali Muhammad Saghar said Jammu and Kashmir wouldn’t have acceded to India led by RSS.
“Nowadays Muslims are feeling insecure in India as BJP MPs and ministers are openly threatening them,” he said. He pointed out that BJP maltreated Mufti Muhammad Sayeed when he was Chief Minister of the territory. “Mufti was forced to withdraw order on State flag within 24 hours. He was forced to re-arrest Masarrat Aalam within 48 hours,” he said.
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