Nationwide Convention chief Omar Abdullah on Friday claimed that the latest “missteps” of the Centre have pushed the Valley’s youth to select up arms once more.
“In 2012, 2013, and 2014, there was barely any youth resorting to arms. The variety of males, who joined the militancy over a interval of 12-13 years, is now being matched in a matter of months lately,” the previous chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir stated at a public gathering right here on Friday.
He added the variety of youth becoming a member of militancy in a single yr earlier is much like these becoming a member of in a month now.
“They stated that by eradicating Articles 370 and 35A, individuals, who had been distraught with the Indian administration, would utterly be assimilated into the remainder of the nation. However I’d prefer to say with conviction that after this, these persons are much more alienated than earlier than,” Abdullah stated.
He went on to ask concerning the seen improvement of the Union territory. “The place are improvement works? One yr, three months is lengthy sufficient to get began on such initiatives. We’d at all times say don’t be beneath a false impression that eradicating Articles 370 and 35A will remedy all issues. It’s the largest misstep for J&Okay. We’re not protected on our personal land,” he added.
Abdullah’s father Farooq Abdullah stated if Jammu and Kashmir needed to go to Pakistan, they’d have accomplished so in 1947. “Nobody may have stopped it. However our nation is Mahatma Gandhi’s India and never the BJP’s,” stated the Nationwide Convention veteran.