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Misleading slogans of political parties developed disdain among youth: Altaf Bukhari

 Baramulla, Nov 24: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday said the youth of Jammu and Kashmir have unfortunately been always swayed by misleading slogans of political parties, which is why they still feel annoyed and exasperated with the present system.

Addressing a party campaign convention in this north Kashmir district, Mr Bukhari observed that J&K’s youth are full of potential but they need to channelize their energy in a positive manner. “Our youth seem genuinely indifferent and disenchanted with our present system, which has many loopholes. But isn’t it a fact that political parties across the political spectrum in J&K are also responsible for the begrudging behavior of our youth?” he asked.

Mr Bukhari said that the fascinating slogans raised by the decades old political parties have pushed the youth to go to jails or to graveyards.

The Apni Party president remarked the youth of J&K feel their aspirations are not secured and also the loop-holes in the system that have added to the unemployment ratio have instilled an aggressive and infuriated behavior among them.

Mr Bukhari said that the challenging task before the Apni Party was to prove itself as a reliable political platform among the competing narratives being offered as solutions to the problems of people in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Apni Party was launched at a time when other formidable political forums had intentionally or unintentionally kept mum over the political developments that changed the course of history in J&K. However, our party never shied away from saying the truth to our people and time has vindicated our stand. Now all other political parties who are in the fray are saying the same things which we said before eight months,” he observed. 

He said the Apni Party has adopted truthful politics as its cardinal principle and it will never compromise on this guiding philosophy. “I am thankful to the people who have reposed trust and confidence in our Party and I appeal to the people to make all political parties accountable for their own welfare,” he added.


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