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Tarigmi urges people for unity against BJP

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Shopian, May 15: Urging people to put up a joint fight to counter BJP, senior CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Wednesday blamed New Delhi for exploiting the water resources of Jammu and Kashmir.

“It was not the time to steer clear of the polling stations. Today marks the crucial moment of changing the present dispensation,” Targimi said while addressing a public rally at Reban Zainpora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. Denouncing the arbitrary arrests of youth, Tarigami revealed that he himself had borne the brunt of the draconian laws like Public Safety ACT (PSA) and UAPA.

“PSA was slapped on me the day the law was enacted”, he said. He said that the adverse reports furnished by different agencies against the people had made their lives rather miserable. “Once they have such reports against them, people find it impossible to get employment”, he said. Criticizing the Center for exploiting the water resources of Jammu and Kashmir , Tarigami said that the people of the region were not benefited out of the Indus Water Treaty signed between India and Pakistan.

“Have the people been compensated,” he asked. Trigami appealed to the leaders spanning the entire political spectrum to stay away from lowering the discourse too low. He said that the political leaders should uphold the dignity.

Launching a tirade on the current dispensation for allowing the apple imports, he said that the hopes of farmers were tied up with the apple economy. Tarigami said that the agenda of all political parties should have been to protect the apple industry. He reiterated his demand for implementing the crop insurance schemes. “In the absence of such schemes, farmers are left to bear the brunt of unpredictable weather conditions”, he said.

Tarigami said that the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) was a response to an unprecedented situation. He said that it was never an electoral alliance but was formed to fight the unilateral decision taken on August 5, 2019.

“Those concerns and issues for which the PAGD was formed are still existing”, he said.

He said that “there is a need to maximise the efforts on every level so that our identity and other constitutional rights could be restored”. Tarigami emphasised the importance of the ongoing elections, highlighting their significance in light of the unprecedented situation across the country.

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