File photo of Tariq Karra. (Photo Courtesy: YouTube screengrab)

Kashmir: PDP Leader Tariq Karra Resigns From Party, Parliament

In a blow to Kashmir’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tariq Karra on Thursday resigned from both the party and the Parliament. Karra, who is a senior PDP leader and a member of Parliament, accused the PDP of being a collaborator with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

The PDP has become a collaborator for fascist the RSS-governed BJP.
Tariq Karra

Elected to the Lok Sabha in 2014, Karra was a close aide of the late Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed and was one of the founding members of the PDP.

He had always opposed the idea of a PDP-BJP alliance and made his dissent known earlier, too.

The resignation comes as the Kashmir Valley is battling months of the deadliest unrest it has suffered in six years. Over 80 people have been killed and thousands injured in clashes with security forces.

For more than 50 days now, Kashmir has been turmoil-ridden that started on 8 July with the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

(With ANI inputs)