Bhim Singh’s tributes to Mufti Mohd. Sayeed

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party paid tributes to Mufti Mohd. Sayeed, the Chief Minister of J&K who died at AIIMS, New Delhi this morning, describing him as an undaunted nationalist leader from J&K who was the only Kashmiri Muslim leader who rose to the position of the Union Home Minister of India when Shri V.P. Singh was the Prime Minister.

         

Prof. Bhim Singh said that it was Mufti Mohd. Sayeed the Pradesh President of Congress Party who served the state for over 20 years. He expressed his gratitude to Mufti Mohd. Sayeed for allotting him Congress mandate in Chenani (Udhampur) Assembly Constituency in 1977 when he (Bhim Singh) was among the seven Congress MLAs in J&K.

          Prof.Bhim Singh said that Mufti sahib had written a political history of J&K with his courage and commitment to Indian nationalism by signing an Accord with RSS controlled BJP in J&K. He said that this was a calculated yet grave risk that Mufti sahib took to form government with BJP (RSS) in a Muslim majority state facing heavy knocks and pressure from all his friends and secular parties with whom Mufti sahib had lasting commitment. It was this Union which made him to suffer from a shock in the last week of the last month of 2014 in Srinagar. NPP Supremo said that in spite of several differences with Mufti sahib, he continued admiring Mufti courage, commitment and nationalist outlook which he carried all his life and during his undaunted struggle in political life.

          Prof.Bhim Singh in his condolence message to the family members of Mufti sahib and to his admirers and supporters expressed a deep shock on the death of Mufti sahib which certainly has created unimaginable gap in the political arena of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

          The NPP held a condolence meeting at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi where Panthers Party office in exile has been functioning now where the party activists paid rich tributes to Mufti sahib and expressed sympathies which Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, MP and other members of the family.