Addressing meeting of the executive committee members of
Quoting media reports, Mr Sayeed narrated the whole episode how Sayeed Yosuf was killed under mysterious circumstances. While comparing that incident with some episodes of Khap Panchayats, Mufti posed questions “Under what law the Chief Minister had ordered arrest of the deceased. Was Chief Minister competent to order arrest of the deceased? Under what law the Inspector General (IG) Crime had arrested and detained deceased Sayeed Yosuf?”.
While pointing towards transferring of whole personal staff of the Chief Minister with one stroke, Mr Sayeed observed that evidences were already fudged in this sensational case. “I don’t know what evidences Justice Bedi would look in this case?”, he said.
Strongly demanding handing over this case to an independent investigation agency, he quoted the famous English phrase “Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion”, adding, needle of suspicion is towards those who are at the helm of the affairs and their credibility is at stake.
Mufti also expressed his anguish over double standard being adopted by the civil society of the country as well as Centre government on this issue. “Social activists like Anna Hazare have launched campaign against corruption in the country but they have maintained a silence over glaring example of political corruption in the state”, he said while pointing towards Sayeed Yosuf’s mysterious killing and regretted that such double standard has been creating anger among people of the State.
Taking a dig at NC led regime for its failure to connect with the people, he said that this government has created trust deficit which ultimately led to increasing alienation among common masses. “People of the state don’t have faith on this government because except promises the ruling coalition has done nothing”, he said while pointing towards promises made by Chief Minister to constitute Truth and Reconciliation Commission and his much publicized announcement of the rehabilitation policy for youth who want to return from across the LoC. He added all announcements made by this government during the last three years remained only on papers. “The recent controversy raked up the Chief Minister on AFSPA is nothing but a gimmick to divert attention of the people from his mis-governance, mal-administration and his utter failure of address grievances of the people”, he maintained and called upon all right thinking people to expose mis-governance of this regime.
Highlighting achievements of PDP-Congress regime in the state, Mufti said that with the strength just 16 members in the Assembly, PDP had not only changed political discourse of the state of
a new chapter of peace and development in the sub-continent.
“Although we had just 16 members in the Assembly, our party had convinced successive governments at Delhi to take some bold Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to restore lasting peace in this region”, he said and recalled that PDP had entered into alliance with Congress by formulating a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) in which wishes of all people were incorporated and pro-peace agenda was given first priority.
Mr Sayeed said that PDP-Congress regime had not only restored peace in the state but also created conducive atmosphere for accelerating developmental activities in the State. “All regions and sub-regions were given equal treatment during that period”, he said and added that a path of equitable development was carved out at that time.
Reiterating his commitment to aggressively pursue the pro-peace agenda, Mufti said that his aim is to make Jammu and Kashmir as an island of peace and a bridge between India and Pakistan to establish lasting peace in this region.
Former Finance Minister Tariq Hamid Karra, Rangil Singh, T S Bajwa, Balbir Singh, Ved Mahajan, Daman Bhasin, Shanti Devi, Sardar Rafiq Hussain Khan, Choudhary Zulfikar, Falail Singh, Bharat Bhushan, Hussain Ali Bafa, all district presidents and other senior leaders addressed the executive committee meeting.
Earlier after beginning of the meeting, a two minutes silence was observed in the memory of party leader Rehmatullah Malik, who lost his life in road accident some days back.