Main stream politicians acting like underground Dons

Says the only contribution of main stream parties has been diluting Kashmir issue

Accuses Mehbooba Mufti of disempowering Jammu Muslims in her regime

Srinagar 20 January: Reacting to ongoing phenomenon of changing loyalties from one party to another, AIP President Er. Rasheed has said that regional main stream parties have disappointed people of J&K. In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed said it is horrible to see that those who have been partners in every crime, nepotism, corruption, diluting Kashmir cause are trying to prove each other guilty. He said “The entire main stream has nothing to celebrate except strengthening New Delhi’s view point on Kashmir. From 1996 till date whosoever has been in power has pushed people to the wall, given false hopes, acted as agent of New Delhi and stabbed the sentiments and sacrifices of people of J&K. Rather introspecting and trying to get closer to the genuine sentiments of masses unfortunately a huge section of so called main stream parties have been operating like underground Dons and are shamelessly engaged in hatching conspiracies against each other and everyone of them trying to be in good books of New Delhi. Time and again main stream politicians and parties have failed to convert opportunities into a goal on all fronts. Masses are fed-up and confused with the behavior of main stream leaders and do doubt their integrity, sincerity, designs and ambitions”. Er. Rasheed said that neither the main stream parties are up holding the principals of morality and ethics nor are interested in trying to gain the genuine support from masses and expect everything from their masters in New Delhi. He said “While New Delhi is engineering fragmentation in Kashmir politics, the political parties seem to have forgotten the days when Kashmiris would raise slogans in broad day light that the main stream leaders should not be allowed even to be buried in their ancestral graveyard when they die for acting like collaborators. Had main stream parties used their guts they could have played a big role in helping not only India and Pakistan to resolve Kashmir dispute but would have earned huge respect in New Delhi and Islamabad but unfortunately most of them have compromised even their conscience and used miseries of masses to raise their fortunes”. Er. Rasheed appealed main stream politicians to have individual and collective introspection and realize that they are losing respect and trust within masses at an unimaginable rate and said that one should not be surprised if the concept of main stream politics dies its own death. In the mean while reacting to Mehbooba Mufti’s concerns about Jammu Muslims especially Gujars and Bakarwals Er. Rasheed reminded Mehboba Mufti not to forget the Himalayan fact that she and her government had a key role in dis-empowering and dislodging the said community, only to ensure the unholy marriage between PPDP and BJP doesn’t get effected.