New Delhi [India]: Calling the abrupt dismissal of a joint press conference attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar as a lack of understanding, Congress leader Manish Tiwari said that the BJP does not understand the concept of Insaaniyat (humanity), Jumhooriyat (democracy) and Kashmiriyat, and therefore, it comes as no surprise that there is so much of confusion and contradiction in their policies.
“The biggest difficulty with the Prime Minister and the Home Minister is that they do not understand as to what the words Insaaniyat, Jumhooriyat and Kashmiriyat mean. And since they do not understand it themselves, or perhaps they have not fleshed out these concepts, they are unable to translate it into any policy,” Tiwari told ANI.
“Therefore, you have this complete confusion and contradiction which came out starkly during the Home Minister’s press conference which had to be abruptly terminated primarily, because both he and the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir seemed to be distinctly uncomfortable with the tone of the questions being asked by the journalists,” he added.
He said that even after the Home Minister’s visit to the Kashmir valley, the violence has not declined.
“The fact is that even after two visits, as was pointed out by one of the journalists during his questions, the intensity of the violence in Jammu and Kashmir has not gone down.”
He further said that the Home minister and the Prime Minister should tell the country if they agree with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig’s remarks that the Kashmir unrest has an ISIS dimension.
“Muzzaffar Beg, an honorable Member of the Parliament of the PDP had stated that perhaps the unrest in Kashmir is acquiring an ISIS flavor or an ISIS dimension. Now, the Home Minister and the Prime Minister should tell the country as to whether they share this assessment of their ally, the PDP, whose former deputy chief minister and member of parliament has articulated an extremely disturbing point of view,” he said.
Beg on Thursday had cautioned that the six-decade-long conflict in Kashmir is on the verge of joining the global religious war like ISIS.
“So under those circumstances there is possibly an inability in the government to grasp the fact that there is a political dimension to the unrest in Kashmir which needs to be tackled in a political manner,” he added.
During the joint conference, Rajnath Singh had said that he was ready to talk to those who believe in Insaaniyat, Jumhooriyat and Kashmiriyat, and said doors were open to the separatists for talks.
However, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti lost her cool and abruptly ended the joint press conference when journalists asked questions about her role in dealing with the current unrest.(ANI)