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Alienation is on increase in Jammu and Kashmir due to central government’s policies

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


Sitting MP from Srinagar and head of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said that the policies being undertaken by the central government in Jammu and Kashmir have only added to the alienation and anger among the people.

He said that recent proposals by the delimitation commission to redraw the boundaries of parliamentary and assembly segments show that they want to favor BJP and such attitude is only adding to the anger and alienation among the common people.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of PAGD’s press conference at his Gupkar residence here, Dr Farooq said that the recommendations made by the Delimitation Commission are biased and whatever they have advocated has in fact increased the alienation across J-K.

“I see a larger plan in whatever Delimitation Panel has done. The commission has worked in favour of BJP as I foresee that the plan is to get a resolution passed in favour of Article 370 in the J-K assembly and then BJP will itself take the case to the court and claim victory,” Dr Farooq said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

He said that the seats have been increased in a way to benefit BJP and to help the party sail through the elections.

“As far as NC is concerned, we will fight elections in any case,” he said. Asked whether PAGD would fight polls jointly, he said: “It was too premature to comment on this issue at this juncture. Let the elections come, many people will join us to fight polls,” he said.

On the Russia-Ukraine war, Dr Farooq said that he believes the ongoing battle between the two countries will engulf the entire world. “There will be inflation and oil prices will skyrocket,” the NC chief said as per KNO. He said that war never helps anyone and he hoped that better sense prevails.

Asked how he sees India’s decision of abstaining from voting in UNSC on Russia-Ukraine war issue, he said: “Since he is not a member of UNSC, it won’t suit him to reply to the query. The Indian representative in UNSC would be the best person to reply on this.”

With KNO inputs

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