(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer)
Omar Abdullah | File Photo
Srinagar- National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah said on Saturday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was afraid of facing the people of Jammu and Kashmir, which is why elections were not being conducted in the Union Territory.
Interacting with reporters after the party function, the former chief minister alleged that only the frauds are benefiting from the Jammu and Kashmir administration.
“No genuine person has benefitted from this government. People are distraught. People agitated in both Jammu as well as Kashmir and forced them to cancel the (JKSSB recruitment) examinations which were to be conducted by Aptech - a fraud company.
“But, why did they bring such a blacklisted company? The companies are frauds, the officers are frauds. There is no justice for the honest, and the youth,” the NC leader alleged.
He claimed the BJP was afraid of facing the people of Jammu and Kashmir, which is why elections were not being conducted.
“Elections can be held. There is no reason that they cannot be held. The Union home minister regularly said the security situation is conducive for elections, and we have to wait only for the weather.
“Now, the weather has changed. If you ask whether elections can be held or not, my answer is yes they can surely be held,” Omar Abdullah said.
“But, if your question is whether the elections are going to be held or not, then I can only say that if the BJP is afraid of facing the people, then elections will not be conducted. If they are ready to bravely face the people - which I do not feel they are - but if they are, then yes, the polls will be conducted,” he added.
About the ban on religious seminaries in Assam, Abdullah said there should not be any ban on any religion.
“The country's constitution treats every religion equally. When the country's leaders visit other countries, they talk about India's secular character, and about Mahatma Gandhi. They say India rejected the two-nation theory.
“Right now, there is a talk about G-20. There are those countries in G-20, which want justice with every religion. This is why I am saying there should not be any ban on any religion either in Assam or anywhere else, especially if there is no unlawful activity going on. They (seminaries) are giving education to poor children. What is wrong with that?” he asked.
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