800 Separatists, Their Activists Jailed: NC



Lashing at Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “not communal at all”, opposition National Conference Wednesday said that it can be the CM’s “personal view” and not necessarily that of the people of Kashmir.

“We want to make it clear that the impression which chief minister of the state is creating in India and in the world about Narendra Modi is not the voice of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. This voice is Mufti Sahab’s own voice to fulfill his personal political agenda,” NC General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar told media persons at the party Headquarters in Nawa-e-Subh here.

According to KNS, Sagar said that the rising trend of intolerance in India and murderous assaults on minorities after the BJP came to power was even condemned by PDP legislators and their MP.

“Ten MLA’s and an MP of PDP have strongly condemned the attacks on minorities after beef ban row and rising intolerance unleashed by Sangh Parivaar. They in their statements have directly attacked BJP, with which they share alliance here. Doesn’t Mufti sahib know this?” he said.

“Mufti Sahab is protecting those people who are responsible for this rising intolerance. So, whatever he is saying in public about Modi is his own voice. He is defending the agenda of RSS and BJP. It is a fact that this is not the voice of those voters who voted PDP to power to keep BJP and RSS away,” he said.

Sagar said that Jammu and Kashmir is a Muslim majority state and hence it won’t tolerate or praise those people which are against them.

“People of India should not be misled that our Muslim majority state supports the BJP and their communal agenda which Chief Minister is giving an impression of. The clean shit to Modi by Mufti should not be read that it is the voice of Kashmiri’s,” he said.

He said that whole India is against the ideology of RSS and BJP. “Mufti has taken a complete U-turn…we are surprised by his U-turn,” he said.

Over the arrests and jailing of separatists and youth before the PM’s rally, Sagar said that where the ‘battle of idea’ slogan is now.

“First time in the history of Srinagar, around 800 people associated with separatist groups are in jails. By creating graveyard like silence in Kashmir, Mufti Sahab wants to show that he successfully and peacefully organised the rally of prime Minister. What show is this Mufti Sahab?” he said.

He said that the people who would attend the Modi’s rally would not be people of Kashmir. “Those who will attend the rally will be Anganwadi workers, daily wagers who have left without salaries for many months,” he said.

On the reported package to be announced by Modi, Sagar said that many packages from the time of Rajiv Gandhi to Manmohan Singh have been announced. “To a great extent packages have only been announced by India and never granted. And if granted, they have been spend on central projects like railways and tunnels, highways. Such funds are a share of the states,” he said.

“Packages don’t work in Kashmir. Kashmir is a political issue and it needs political packages,” he said.

More Hurriyat activists arrested

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kashmir on November 7, government crackdown on separatists and their activists continues.

Several separatists have been have been either kept under house arrest or detained in different police stations.

Sources said that while Hurriyat (g) Conference member Aga Syed Hassan, has been placed under house arrest at his home in Budgam, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar was arrested at his in Kreeri in Baramulla district. Another Hurriyat (g) Abdul Ahad Waza was also arrested form his home in Kupwara.

Sources said that police has been raiding houses of Hurriyat activists to detain them ahead of the PM’s rally.

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