PDF prez urges pol parties to focus on real burning socio-political issues of people
Post by on Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Srinagar, July 18: Chairman People's Democratic Front (PDF) and former Minister Hakeem Muhammad Yaseen Monday said that people of Jammu and Kashmir are grappling with problems especially it's lost identity, burgeoning unemployment and rights on land.
According to a statement, Hakeem urged all the mainstream political parties to desist from “exploiting the genuine pain and miseries of common people for satiating their petty vested interests.”
"Since the process for much awaited elections in Jammu and Kashmir seems to have been set into motion, political parties should raise real issues confronting beleaguered people than promising things that were constitutionally impossible to achieve, which later becomes the cause of betrayals, just in the past,” Hakeem Yaseen said.
While speaking in the meeting of the Political Affairs Committee of the PDF, he said that political parties and all the stakeholders shall have to rise above petty vested interests and focus on addressing real socio-political and developmental issues confronting the people to bring the life in Jammu and Kashmir back on rails.
He said some political parties were exploiting expectations of the people by promising things like the moon and stars to lure them for petty political gains that were constitutionally impossible.
"Instead we should utilise our resources to meet the real socio-political aspirations of the people which is imperative for bringing peace, prosperity and development in Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.
Hakeem Yaseen maintained that our priority should be to seek restoration of the constitutional guarantees with main focus on statehood, rights on land and employment.
Saying that Art 370 was sub-judice, Hakeem Yaseen hoped that the Supreme Court would respect the urges and aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir about its early restoration.
The PDF chairman further said that his party does not believe in emotional exploitation of the people on religious, regional or cast basis for seeking vote but on performance in the service of the people on ground.
He urged the PDF rank and file to expand its public outreach further, enhance people to people contact, try to highlight the basic problems of the people and try to redress their grievances. He said wholehearted and selfless service to the people was key to success in the field.