By: Musaib Iqbal
While the J&K administration has not extended any invitation to PAGD leadership or to other mainstream political parties including Congress, most of them have criticized the visit and have claimed that such visits will not change the ground realities of Kashmir.
Reacting to the visit of foreign envoys who were on the two day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, JK Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir said it was a “stage managed show” organized by the Centre. “The EU members didn’t meet any designated member from Congress and National Conference as projected by the media. They met those who speak BJP language and praise BJP,” he said, adding that “why EU delegations aren’t set to rape capital of India which is Uttar Pradesh, why Kashmir only. Why PM Narendera Modi led government itself internationalizing the Kashmir issue by sending foreign envoys to Kashmir.”
Reacting to the recent statement made by Union Home Minister Amit shah on the floor of the house about the restoration of statehood, Mir said that it was not clear when they are going to do it. He said, “I have keenly heard the statement of Amit Shah in the Parliament. He stated that have some patience, statehood to be restored at an appropriate time. What does that mean? That statement is totally ambiguous,” Mir told reporters in Srinagar. “I don’t think statehood will be restored to J&K till the BJP government is at the Centre, let alone article 370 and 35-A.”