Govt creating social discord to hide its failures: PDP

Accusing the state govt of trying to create social discord to cover up its "failures", Opposition PDP today exuded confidence that people would "defeat the latest government design to divide them on religious & sectarian lines".

Updated: Sep 01, 2010, 00:23 AM IST

Srinagar: Accusing the state government of
trying to create social discord to cover up its "failures",
Opposition PDP today exuded confidence that people would
"defeat the latest government design to divide them on
religious and sectarian lines".

"Having failed in its conspiracy to create a Muslim-Sikh
wedge to distract attention from its gross failures, the
government has started now on the Shia-Sunni front", PDP vice
president and a member of the State Assembly Molvi Iftikhar
Ansari said in a statement here.

Giving details of what he termed as "dangerous government
plan", Ansari said "Ikhwanis, a group of militants turned
counter-insurgents, had been pressed into service in areas
with mixed population of the two sects".

He claimed that a meeting was held the other day in the
home of notorious and dreaded Ikhwani Qasim Khaar in Nowgam
village of Sonawari area to form a group in the name of Shia
community to pit the two sects against each other.

Ansari said while this group will certainly not succeed
in sowing the seeds of discord between Muslims in the state,
it was necessary to be vigilant.

-PTI