SRINAGAR, The state Marxist leader, MY Tarigami Wednesday said it is very unfortunate that the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir is refusing to recognize the ground realities of issues across India by sweeping certificate of tolerance and inclusiveness to PM Modi. “It is gratuitous and insulting to all those who value the traditions of plurality and harmony,” he said.Tarigami said the kind of religious tolerance and plurality that Mahatma Gandhi envisioned for India mostly evident in Kashmir in those hard days of trial and turbulence, is under serious attack by RSS led Sangh Parivar.
“At a time when communal disharmony, regional tension and hate mongering are being perpetuated by the RSS led ruling coalition and the intelligentsia of the country has risen in massive protests,” he said, “PDP leadership should have desisted from projecting Mr Modi and his RSS led government as ‘maseeha’ of tolerance and communal harmony.”
He said the hype being given to PM’s J&K visit is creating a sort of hysteria, which is quite absurd.
“The ruling PDP-BJP leadership is desperately giving an impression that J&K is getting a huge economic package as a favour. The self respect of the people of J&K is not for sale and any economic package should not be taken as alms which the Union Govt. gives away from its private coffer.”