PDP says National Conference pushing youth to militancy

Opposition People`s Democratic Party on Thursday accused the ruling National Conference of pursuing oppressive policies in Jammu and Kashmir and pushing the youth to another round of militancy.

Updated: Dec 02, 2010, 21:08 PM IST

Srinagar: Opposition People`s
Democratic Party on Thursday accused the ruling National Conference
of pursuing oppressive policies in Jammu and Kashmir and
pushing the youth to another round of militancy.
"Gun culture erupted in the year 1989, just two years
after formation of NC government in the state following the
infamous rigged elections. Similar situation has emerged in
Kashmir valley these days as this government has been pushing
the youth against the wall due to its oppressive policies,"
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said in a statement here.

The NC-led government is pursuing "oppressive
policies" which are pushing the youth towards the militancy,
she said.

Strong arm methods have never succeeded in defeating
an idea and it is tragic that the government is refusing to
learn from its past mistakes, she said.
Accusing the NC government of doing the opposite of
what it says in public, she said, "Government`s statements do
not match with its actions and it is very much evident from
the fact that despite directions from the court, political
prisoners have been rearrested on fake charges," she said.

She said the "uninterrupted" use of the "draconian
methods" was proving counter-productive. "Due to its
oppressive policies this regime has shattered peoples faith in
the democracy," PDP chief said.

PTI