|Early Times Report |
Jammu, Jan 23: Reacting sharply to news items published in various sections of press demanding regional councils for Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh by those who ruled the state over more than 6 decades is the only solution to give an end to the discriminations & disparities, Ram Singh Chouhan &, Kuldeep Kumar Rao active members of Movement for Peace, Equality & Justice in a joint statement issued here that thank God "Toba Toba Kar Ke Khuda Yaad Aaya. Both Congress & NC who formed an alliance during Rajiv Gandhi Government at the Centre, resorted to unprecedented riggings in J&K State elections in 1987 where in about two dozen leaders of Muslim United Front (MUF) actually got elected but were arbitrarily declared defeated, including present Hurriat leaders namely Javed Mir, Ab. Hamid Sheekh, Yasin Malik of JKLF, Molvi Nissar, Syed Ali Shah Geelani & others. Molvi Mohd Yasuf alias Syed Salah-ud-Din, presently Chief of United Jehad Council, had contested from Batmalloo constituency against close relative of Farooq Abdullah-Mr Mohi-ud-Din Shah, was also declared as having lost. This was the open murder of democracy & its democratic values at the hands of none but central Government in connivance with State Govt.