Srinagar, Apr 06: National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday termed the flag hosting on government buildings in Kashmir as a “futile exercise” a move to to hide government’s failures vis-à-vis development of Jammu and Kashmir.
While NC said the move will not bring any major revolution in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP asked the centre to seek explanation from Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sang (RSS) as to when national flag was hoisted on right wing party’s headquarters at Nagpur.
“If it is mandatory, then I want the center to seek explanation from its ally RSS as to when national flag was hoisted on its office building at Nagpur. RSS did not hoist tricolor for nearly fifty years after independence,” PDP spokesman, Syed Suhail Bukhari told reporters.
He said hoisting tricolor on rooftops will not integrate Jammu and Kashmir with India until the government makes sincere efforts to win people’s hearts.
Bukhari said the BJP led dispensation wants to hide its failures with regard to the development of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Kashmir is not a mountain to be conquered, the way mountaineers hoist flags on achieving their target. If they (BJP) think the move will integrate Jammu and Kashmir with India then I must say its people hearts and not flags which bring integration,” he added.
NC senior leader and party general secretary, Ali Mohammad Sagar said the BJP keeps on flouting all rules and precedence’s ever since the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was abrogated. He also said the flag hoisting move will would not bring any major revolution.
“Hoisting tricolor on rooftops will not bring any revolution; tricolor should be respected by heart and we do that as we are not against the national flag but BJP policies vis-à-vis Jammu and Kashmir,” Sagar added. kno