Don’t fall prey to deceit of traditional parties: Bukhari
Jammu Links News12/4/2023

SRINAGAR: Apni Party president Altaf Bukhari has urged people not to fall prey to the deceit of traditional political parties any further. He emphasized unity and stated that conventional politicians always divide people based on caste and creed for their political gains.

Addressing public rally at Nambla village of northern Kashmir's Uri today, Bukhari said, "The traditional politicians have been deceiving people to attain and retain power. Even in 1947, they started by dividing people on the basis of caste for their political advantages. Enough is enough, it's time to stop falling prey to deceptive politics any longer and to maintain unity for your greater interests," he urged people.

Recalling the deaths and destruction that the people of Uri have faced over the years due to the confrontation between the armies on both sides, Bukhari said, "People who live on the borders have suffered greatly over the years simply because they were easy targets of firing and shelling from both sides. I hope this situation will change, as history stands witness to the fact that when enemies decide to end the enmity, peace and prosperity begin."

"We have seen that European nations used to fight and kill each other during the Second World War. However, when they abandoned hostilities and embraced the pursuit of peace and prosperity, a remarkable transformation followed.

Presently, European countries stand in such harmony that individuals can effortlessly visit multiple nations with a single visa. I hope that, sooner or later, such a drastic change occurs between the two countries here and people, especially the border dwellers, get a sigh of relief," he added.

Party's senior leader and vice president, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas criticized the National Conference and Congress, blaming these parties for the miseries of the people living on the borders. Manhas presented historical facts to justify his criticism. He said, "We know as a matter of fact that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah are solely responsible for the miseries and suffering that people living on borders have been facing over the past seven decades.

Former Mayor of Srinagar Junaid Mattu also spoke on the occasion.



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