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Look in the Mirror 

April 16, 2019 |

Wise men say coming events cast their shadow at the beginning. In the first incident which signals all is not well for the PDP, party chief Mehbooba Mufti was attacked in Bijbehara, her party’s so called bastion. According to reports, her cavalcade was pelted with stones just when she was on way to attend a political rally. Interestingly, the PDP chief was returning from a shrine when the attack took place. Looks like even Gods are not happy with the former chief minister whose rule of the state between 2016-2018 will be remembered as the worst period in the history of Jammu and Kashmir’s recent troubled past. Later, addressing a rally, she asked people what sin she had committed that her cavalcade was targeted, “What have we done to deserve this?” she asked the people. No one answered, obviously, because she was surrounded by yes-men and yes-women. One of course doesn’t expect answers to such rhetorical questions during political rallies. But newspapers spaces afford you both the luxury as well as the space for doing just that. One doesn’t need to go that far into history to know what the Peoples Democratic Party or the party chief, who headed the alliance with the BJP, has done to deserve such ‘stony’ treatment. Kashmir has not forgotten the ‘milk and toffee’ remarks that Mehbooba made at the peak of 2016 unrest in Kashmir Valley? But it seems the former chief minister has forgotten how she justified the crackdown on the protesters which left a trail of death and destruction in the valley and also led to what one international newspaper described as the ‘epidemic of dead eyes’. Does she expect people to welcome her with garlands, now that the elections are approaching and she is seeking a reelection? After the devastating floods of 2014, her party got a majority vote in Kashmir to end the miseries of ordinary people and businesses who were overwhelmed by the deluge. The mandate she got was to represent people of Kashmir and the aspirations of Kashmiris. Instead, even after working out a governance agenda with the BJP, which promised major political and economic initiatives, she chose to represent New Delhi in Kashmir. Not only this, she also sided with the BJP and justified the excesses committed by security forces on protesters as young as eight year olds in the name of ‘national interest’? So if she wants to know what she has done to deserve this ‘harsh’ treatment, all she needs to do is to have a relook at her speeches in past two years. All answers are there.

Look in the Mirror 

April 16, 2019 |

Wise men say coming events cast their shadow at the beginning. In the first incident which signals all is not well for the PDP, party chief Mehbooba Mufti was attacked in Bijbehara, her party’s so called bastion. According to reports, her cavalcade was pelted with stones just when she was on way to attend a political rally. Interestingly, the PDP chief was returning from a shrine when the attack took place. Looks like even Gods are not happy with the former chief minister whose rule of the state between 2016-2018 will be remembered as the worst period in the history of Jammu and Kashmir’s recent troubled past. Later, addressing a rally, she asked people what sin she had committed that her cavalcade was targeted, “What have we done to deserve this?” she asked the people. No one answered, obviously, because she was surrounded by yes-men and yes-women. One of course doesn’t expect answers to such rhetorical questions during political rallies. But newspapers spaces afford you both the luxury as well as the space for doing just that. One doesn’t need to go that far into history to know what the Peoples Democratic Party or the party chief, who headed the alliance with the BJP, has done to deserve such ‘stony’ treatment. Kashmir has not forgotten the ‘milk and toffee’ remarks that Mehbooba made at the peak of 2016 unrest in Kashmir Valley? But it seems the former chief minister has forgotten how she justified the crackdown on the protesters which left a trail of death and destruction in the valley and also led to what one international newspaper described as the ‘epidemic of dead eyes’. Does she expect people to welcome her with garlands, now that the elections are approaching and she is seeking a reelection? After the devastating floods of 2014, her party got a majority vote in Kashmir to end the miseries of ordinary people and businesses who were overwhelmed by the deluge. The mandate she got was to represent people of Kashmir and the aspirations of Kashmiris. Instead, even after working out a governance agenda with the BJP, which promised major political and economic initiatives, she chose to represent New Delhi in Kashmir. Not only this, she also sided with the BJP and justified the excesses committed by security forces on protesters as young as eight year olds in the name of ‘national interest’? So if she wants to know what she has done to deserve this ‘harsh’ treatment, all she needs to do is to have a relook at her speeches in past two years. All answers are there.


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Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
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Postal Regd No: SK/135/2010-2019
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