National Conference president Farooq Abdullah blamed the state government and the Centre for “deteriorating situation” in the state and said deaths, communal polarisation, chaos and anarchy have engulfed all three regions of the state, reads a party statement.
Addressing the party’s Provincial Committee meeting, Farooq said, “Under the present PDP-BJP government, people of the state are being pitted against one another along regional and religious lines. This is being done with a design to seek specific political dividends by the ruling regime.
BJP government at the centre instead of helping us get out of this vortex of violence is watching as a mute spectator. They seem to have given up on the state and have so far failed in bringing in a workable, practical and sensible way-out. When it comes to Kashmir the present leadership of BJP is so dogmatic in their approach that they are not ready to listen to reason.”
Farooq said the “continuous spree of killings” is pushing “our youth into an area of confrontation and they later become the unfortunate victims of this conflict.”
“Being the head of the state and of the unified command, Chief Minster Mehbooba Mufti has failed completely to put a stop to civilian casualties. It is time for both PDP as well as BJP to do some introspection and listen to voices from the ground and do some course correction which I am afraid to say is too late,” he said.