Huriyat Conference (G) Sunday castigated the Hurriyat (M) executive member Prof Abdul Gani Bhat for his remarks on poll boycott terming his recent statement ‘bizarre’ and ‘condemnable’.
“The statements of Prof Bhat must not be taken seriously. His approach has never been constant. Neither he has any command on people nor do people follow him,” said Huriyat (G) spokesman Ayaz Akbar.
Prof Bhat in his statement had claimed on Saturday that there was no guarantee that people would boycott the upcoming general elections in Kashmir.
“Wasn’t that Prof Bhat who once surprised everyone by saying that Azadi in Kashmir has been achieved and only announcement for the same is pending,” said Huriyat (G) spokesman. “The fact stands established that the statements of Prof Bhat must not be taken seriously,” he added.
Ayaz Akbar said that Prof Bhat can change his statement anytime between morning and evening and the same carries no weight in public domain.
However, Akbar also castigated state authorities over what he called hurdles being created during the poll boycott campaign launched by separatist leadership here. He claimed that there shall be complete boycott of the forthcoming general elections if they are allowed to launch poll boycott campaign.
“See how Ashraf Sehraie has been kept under detention. In the same way Shabir Shah is not being allowed to hold rallies. The incident wherein JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik was injured ahead of holding poll boycott rally is an eye opener how state authorities are crushing dissent with the military might,” Huriyat (G) spokesman added.