Shinde Must Shun Arrogance: Kamal

Shinde Must Shun Arrogance: Kamal

12 December 2012
Kashmir Times
Syed Yasir

Srinagar: Senior National Conference (NC) leader Dr Mustafa Kamal today asked the union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to “shun arrogance “and work for revocation of armed forces special powers act (AFSPA). Talking to media persons after addressing panches and sarpanches at his party headquarters here, Kamal alleged that central agencies are not correctly reporting to the home minister about the situation here. “The agencies are keeping him in dark and Sindhe is ignorant about the ground situation and realities in Kashmir,”he said. The additional general secretary of NC said the union home minster claims that AFSPA will be revoked only after the situation improves compleely in the state. “Has not the situation in Kashmir? Is Kashmir still burning,” asked Kamal. He said why Shinde fails to understand that situation has drastically improved in Kashmir and which is evident from the huge tourist arrival also. Kamal stated that time is ripe for revocation of AFSPA. He said AFSPA is the biggest hurdle in establishing peace and is cause for various troubles to the common people. About coalition government, he said, “Coalition is for remaining in power and it is not a political alliance. Both NC and Congress have different political perspectives and NC is representing the sentiments of the people of state,” he said.. Referring to Mohammad Afzal Guru’s issue, he said t Mani Shankar Ayer had “made it clear to India that India should bury Parliament and Mumbai attacks and should go for establishing friendly atmosphere.” “Law will take its own course but the capital punishment of Guru should be converted in life sentence as there seem lot of lacunae in the verdict. It is the public opinion and President of India should pay respect to this opinion,” the NC leader said. Earlier, addressing the Panches and sarpanches, he said accord with India was conditional. “India had made various promises with the State of J&K and it (India) should keep all those promises,” said Kamal.