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Soz appeals political parties to take joint stand on Kashmir : Prof. Saifuddin Soz

‘Current situation urges mainstream to perform this duty’

Prof. Saifuddin Soz
Prof. Saifuddin Soz

Rouf Pampori

Rouf Pampori

5 Dariya News

Srinagar , 18 Sep 2016

Former Union Minister and Senior Congress leader Saif-ud-din Soz on Sunday appealed all the pro-India political parties in Kashmir to take a joint stand on Kashmir.In a statement issued to KNS, Soz said: “I reiterate my plea that it is high time at this critical moment in Kashmir that the mainstream parties, (including NC, Congress, PDP, CPM, PDF, DNP) make their stand clear on the Kashmir question and tell the three stakeholders (among others) in clear terms as to what they should do under the present circumstances; the Hurriyat, the Govt. of India and the Govt. of Pakistan. The current critical situation urges it (the mainstream) to perform this duty.”Soz said that he committed two wrongs - "one, when I described the Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh’s narrative around the visit of All Party Parliamentary Delegation to Kashmir as conducive to the Dialogue-Process and for sensitizing PM Modi’s mind on Kashmir." “The second time my calculation failed me was when I assessed that RSS/BJP had started responding to the unrest in Kashmir. This assessment was based on RSS/BJP senior functionary Ram Madhav’s statement that ‘even Moon could be offered to Kashmir within the constitution of India.”

Asking Kashmiris to realize “what is what?”, Soz said: “Ram Madhav, who is also BJP General Secretary, (Incharge J&K State), has revealed his mind fully before a senior journalist Karan Thappar (see video interview telecast by India-Today on September 10, 2016) that BJP’s position on the question of Autonomy was clear and there was no change in that. “He also refused to give a straight answer when asked about his ‘Moon’ comment. He answered Karan Thapar’s another question by saying that if PDP raised the question on expansion of Autonomy, it (the PDP) would be told that BJP had a consistent stand on this question.“The video of this interview left me in no doubt that Ram Madhav’s latest position indicates contradictions that might have developed between the BJP and the RSS. I felt as if a Dove had changed the position to appear to be a Hawk, due to inner contradictions.” (KNS)



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