BJP and Congress two faces of the same coin: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that his forum does not have any expectation on resolution of the Kashmir dispute from change of guard in New Delhi saying that Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress are two faces of the same coin.

Ali Gilani  said, “Changing the hands over the tools of oppression doesn’t matter for us because our struggle is not for power or government, but for complete freedom of Jammu and Kashmir from Indian occupation”, KMS reported.

The veteran leader while commenting on the victory of BJP in the elections said that both BJP and Congress were communal.

“In Indian history, about 36,000 anti-Muslim riots have occurred in Congress rule in last 67 years,” he said.

“The shameful act of Babri Masjid demolition was performed by BJP and Shiv Sena under the patronage of Congress government. Sikhs and Christians were massacred in Congress rule and its ministers adopted Chanakaya and Macaulay politics to capture Jammu and Kashmir by force,” he added.

Syed Ali Gilani further maintained that BJP, Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal with communal and Hindutva ideologies had never accepted the existence of non-Hindus especially Muslims in India. “In 1947 BJP, Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal played a lead role in the bloodshed
of Muslims in India and Jammu and Kashmir. About 3,000 innocent Muslims were killed and burnt alive in Gujarat which was also performed by BJP in 2002,” he said.

The veteran leader said that the wealth, capital or money, which should have been used to eliminate the poverty of India and Pakistan, were utilized in the race to acquire weapons and arms, because India had a passion for war.

“When both these parties are equally responsible for the massacres and bloodshed of innocent and unarmed people and having same viewpoint over the disputed nature of Kashmir, how does it matter for us that who holds the power?” he asked.