Omar deriving sadistic pleasure out of Indo-Pak tensions: PDP

Srinagar, Jan 3: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today accused outgoing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of deriving "sadistic pleasure" over intensification of violence along Indo-Pak border.

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"By saying 'Mufti's dream of early Indo–Pak dialogue was crashing' with apparent reference to the latest ceasefire violation on borders, Omar Abdullah has not only added insult to the injury of the millions of people who want peace in the region but has repeated his family line of thinking which calls for bombardment as the only viable solution to solve the Kashmir problem," PDP chief spokesperson Naeem Akhtar said in a statement.

Akhtar said the former chief minister is "deriving sadistic pleasure over intensification of violence on borders between India and Pakistan". "Somebody who has served as a Chief Minister and the country's Foreign Minister should use this language is appalling," he said.

Omar Abdullah had last night tweeted, "If Mufti's BJP alliance hinges on an early resumption of the Indo-Pak dialogue, then the sound you hear are his dreams crashing to the floor."

Akhtar said that the NC leader has exposed the shallowness of his thought and his inability to even hide it through his latest tweet.

The PDP leader said to see peace and prosperity in the entire South Asian region is not only Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's dream, but everybody who has suffered immensely because of the ongoing enmity between India and Pakistan wants to see end of their sufferings through dialogue and amicable resolution of political problems.

"Mufti only shares and channelises the feelings of generations of people living in the state in constant fear of war suffering dislocation, destruction and loss of life," he said.

The spokesperson said the truce initiated by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003 had played a significant role in soothing relations between India and Pakistan and had given a hope to the masses but everything got derailed when National Conference led-coalition took over the reins of the state in 2009 under Abdullah's leadership.

Akhtar said peace and reconciliation constitute the core features of PDP's agenda and it believes that establishment of durable and dignified peace alone can pull the region out of the economic distress. 


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