Fighting for people’s voice, not against NC: Waheed Para

PULWAMA — In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu & Kashmir, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth President and candidate from Srinagar-Pulwama parliamentary constituency, Waheed-ur-Rehman Para on Saturday addressed numerous public meetings in various areas of Pulwama and Shopian districts despite heavy rain and downpour.

Para addressed public meetings in Reshipora, Charsoo, Awantipora, Chaskoot, Padgampora, Goripora, Baderwan, Barsoo, and Babgam areas of Pulwama and Shopian districts with enthusiasm.

He was accompanied by District President and DDC Chairman Pulwama Bari Andrabi.

Addressing the youth, Para accused that, “We are not fighting against the NC, but for the people’s voice.”

He criticized the NC, noting that even with three MPs, they failed to raise the concerns of Kashmiris in the past five years in the Parliament of India.

Para emphasized that only Mehbooba Mufti is standing firm and raising people’s issues from Kashmir to Delhi, which led to the splintering of the PDP, with 40 main leaders being forced to leave due to our party president’s clear stance.

Parra according to Srinagar based news agency Kashmir Dot Com stated, “This campaign isn’t about winning votes; it’s about igniting healing and dismantling suffocation.”

He added, “This election isn’t about politics—it’s about healing. We’re creating spaces for conversation and expression. Speak up, be heard, and let’s heal together.”

While addressing the people in Pulwama, Para pointed out, “When a son suffers in prison, a mother’s heart shatters. Our unwavering pledge: to bring them home and offer amnesty for youngsters to start anew.”

We are here to address the youth of Kashmir. We are here to address the population of Kashmir who are suffering, who are in tremendous trauma, who need healing and compassion.

“We are here to revive the idea of PDP’s healing touch so that they feel a sense of belonging and they are stakeholders of the whole process, feeling a part of it. Mehbooba Mufti’s contribution to Kashmir politics is about compassion and healing.

Para emphasized that, we are trying to reach out to people and create space for conversation, and we are here to break the cycle of silence. People are suffocated and silent. There has been no political process for the past 10 years.

I urge youth, young voters, silent voters to vote in large numbers this time so that we can take your voice from the ground to the Parliament of India, representing the sentiment of the people, he added. — (KDC)