Omar questions Sajad Lone’s silence on anti BJP. Muslim remarks at election rallies – The Kashmir Horizon

Omar questions Sajad Lone’s silence on anti BJP.  Muslim remarks at election rallies – The Kashmir Horizon

Srinagar: J&K National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday questioned Sajad Gani Lone over his role as a silent spectator of what the BJP is doing in Kashmir.
Addressing a series of election rallies in Drugmulla and Ramhal areas of Kupwara district, Omar said, “I want to ask him why did he not stop the BJP leaders from targeting Muslims in their electoral speeches? Why didn’t he talk to Big Brother Modi when girls were not allowed to wear hijab in some Indian states? What benefit did Kashmir derive from their brotherly relationship? Did he use his connection with the Prime Minister to prevent the arrests of our young people? Why didn’t he pressure his older brother to stop the bullying of our youth? Why did he choose to keep a low profile when the Uri-Muzaffarabad trade route was closed? He could have asked his older brother to open the trade route, put an end to wanton arrests and free our young people languishing in prisons across the country. In reality, this relationship only favors him, so far the people have not benefited from his brotherly relations with Prime Minister Modi Ji. Why didn’t Sajad ask his elder brother to stop marginalizing minorities, especially Muslims, across the country? How can our people be expected to speak for Kashmir in Lok Sabha, when they have chosen to remain silent all these years.
Highlighting the achievements of the National Conference, Omar said, “During our tenure, we built hospitals, colleges and schools and did everything according to our capabilities. What did they do? Where is the much-vaunted development? Where are the promised hospitals, jobs and industries? He criticized the practice of holding individuals responsible for the actions of their loved ones, saying: “If someone is an activist, that doesn’t make their son or their brother or their father an activist.” » Omar recalled the incident when the J&K National Conference backed Altaf Bukhari to become chief minister while Sajad Lone claimed he wanted the post, with a letter purportedly from Nagpur indicating BJP’s support for the candidature of Lone.
He also criticized Peoples Democratic Party candidate Fayaz Mir, accusing him of being absent during the voting on Triple Talaq, thereby helping the BJP in its implementation. On the abolition of Article 370, Abdullah accused Mir of being passive, saying: “He only tore his clothes in protest. He sold his seat and failed to represent the voice of the Kashmiri people. Omar urged people to vote for the National Conference to “secure the future of the next generation”, saying his opponents are only contesting elections to help the BJP.

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