Peoples Democratic Party, which is running a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, has acknowledged that a young Hizbul Mujahideen commander, has become a ‘youth icon’ in the state. Peerzada Mansoor Hussain, senior leader of the PDP and political adviser to party president Mehooba Mufti, took a dig at the former chief minister and National Conference’s Working President Omar Abdullah, for suppressing youth and pushing them to pick up arms in Kashmir.
Burhan Wani is top Hizbul Mujahideen commander in Kashmir. He carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head. hindustantimes
Blaming that the Omar Abdullah-led NC-Congress coalition could not reach out to the youth during their six-year rule, he said due to which a young man like Burhan has become a “hero” in Kashmir.
In many protest rallies, the youth who participated in many rallies have waved Burhan’s posters as a mark of dissent and support to the militant
from Tral in south Kashmir. PDP leader Hussain said Burhan could have become Shah Faesal and today he would have been the director of education.
“But he could not as your government had only anti-youth policies,” he said, while referring to the former chief minister.
PDP President Mehooba Mufti and daughter of Mufti Mohamamd Sayeed. mymoneybazar
Shah Faesal is a Kashmiri man who topped the Indian civil services examination and is currently the director of school education in Kashmir. Hussain said that the NC government also could not arrest any policeman
for “killing young boys” in 2010 and 2011. Criticizing Omar Abdullah, he questioned the silence of Abdullah government when in 2010 youths were killed in the protests. “How many policemen were arrested? How many were jailed? Why are you teaching us new lessons today? It was due to you that we are facing the problems today.”
Burhan Wani’s Graffiti Appears in Srinagar. twitter
Justifying his party’s alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, he said his party was compelled to ally as “we did not have required numbers” to form the government.
“We should differentiate between right and wrong,” he said while referring at the opposition for criticizing his party’s alliance with the BJP.
He recalled that the NC joined hands with the BJP before his party and Omar Abdullah was given the ministry in the National Democratic Alliance government.
Accepting their helplessness of going with the BJP, he said that still the PDP has not become the part of NDA alliance.
“Now, they taunt us. But who was a minister in the BJP government when their government was in majority here?”