BJP-PDP coming to power makes no difference for Kashmiris- Gilani


While Jammu & Kashmir is slated to have a government by the end of February with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) having finally clinched a deal with Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ), Hurriyat leaders have said there will no difference for the Kashmiris whoever comes to power in the state and they will continue their struggle for the right to self-determination.

The veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Shah Gilani, commenting on the PDP-BJP alliance said that Kashmir had always been ruled by occupation forces. “BJP coming to power doesn’t make any difference for us,” Syed Ali Gilani said, reports IBN Live. He added “For us, there is no difference between BJP and PDP or Congress and National Conference or any other pro-India political party. They are all occupiers.”

Gilani said that the BJP would try to fulfil its agenda after coming to power and that adds to the responsibility of the people. “It will affect us, it has been affecting us all these years,” he said. “It only adds to our responsibility. The only option left with us is to continue our fight for our right“.

Another senior Hurriyat leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, voiced concern that about BJP’s agenda to change the demography of the territory by granting citizenship rights to non-Kashmiris. “We also know that BJP has the Sangh mindset and they want to change our majority status into minority. Be it BJP, PDP, Congress or NC, they are all same, our enemies,” he cautioned.

He warned of a mass agitation if any attempt was made to the change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir. “Citizenship rights to non-Kashmiris would not be acceptable to us at any cost,” he said.