BJP State Spokesperson Prof. Virender Gupta rebutted the statement of National Conference leader, Nasir Aslam Wani that BJP National President, Amit Shah needs lessons in history. He said that Amit Shah was absolutely correct in his statement that present unrest and turmoil in the Valley is confined to three and half districts only and added that the districts affected by terrorist activities are Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian in South Kashmir and half of Budgam district in Centre Kashmir. He also added Shia, Gujjar and Bakarwal communities that constitute about 40 percent population of the Valley is indifferent to the present movement launched by separatists at the behest of Pakistan. Only a section of Sunni population of the Valley is involved in creating disturbances. The spokesperson blamed National Conference for triggering the present unrest after losing their foot hold in the last assembly elections when their performance was lowest of all the previous elections. Prof. Virender while re-visiting the history of Jammu and Kashmir said that issue of Jammu and Kashmir was resolved after Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession and same was accepted by Government of India, endorsed by the constituent Assembly of India and that of Jammu and Kashmir. The only issue yet to be settled is to get vacated the part of Jammu and Kashmir that was legally occupied by Pakistan by aggression.
Prof. Virender blamed National Conference for the present state of affairs. He said that peace had prevailed in Jammu and Kashmir when Bakshi Gulam Mohammad, Gulam Mohammad Sadiq and Mir Quasim were heading the state Government. It was mis-adventure of Congress Party under the leadership of Indra Gandhi when it installed Sheikh Abdullah as Chief Minister of the State in 1976 and added that conspiracy to strengthen the separatist movement in the Valley started from that date. Farooq Abdullah when in power tried to communalise the Jammu and Kashmir society and allowed the fundamental forces to grow, as a result the forces who are creating a war like situation and working for complete Islamization of the Valley and Jammu and Kashmir as whole, have established strong foot hold in the Valley and are challenging the integrity, peace and secular ethos of the country.
The Spokesperson said that present turmoil in the Valley is against the sovereignty and integrity of Indian Nation and the political parties like National Conference are fueling the fire for their own political interests. He rebuked the statement of Farooq Abdullah that centre is playing vote bank politics by pursuing a hardened policy on Kashmir and asked him to look back on his anti-national provocative statements before and during the Srinagar Parliamentary bi-elections before blaming the centre.