SRINAGAR, 29 November 2020, (TON): The Kashmiris across the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir State including the Muslims, Hindu Pandits and Sikhs have upon the basic point, “people of Jammu and Kashmir believe in the politics of peaceful protests and not the politics of bullet”, said Kashmiri leader loyal to top Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani. Despite Indian Military intelligence fake encounters and operations to show to the world that militancy still existed in Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmiris are determined to achieve their right of self-determination through peaceful non-violent means, the statement said.
Meanwhile, Indian Union minister from BJP Anurag Thakur said on Saturday also said, the people of Jammu and Kashmir believe in the “politics of ballot” and not the “politics of bullet”. He said the people do not believe in the “divisive politics” propagated by the ‘Gupkar alliance'.
Gupkar alliance or People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PGAD) is an amalgam of several parties, which are carring out peaceful protests to revert 5 August 2019 status and seeking the restoration of the special status of the Jammu and Kashmir State.
The development in shape of statement of Anurag Thakur came after Nationalist Youth Congress state president Shivdev Singh, and several Sarpanches and Panches joined the saffron party as part of Governments initiatives. Anurag Thakur said, no stone will be left unturned to transform this region into a progressive and peaceful place for citizens and investors. The measures taken by the Modi government are being supported by the common man and that is why they are showing their support for the BJP by joining in large numbers. Many BJP members are also internally in alliance with Gupkar Declaration.