I don’t play politics on blood and tears: Prof Bhat; reiterates ‘didn’t meet Sharma’


Senior resistance leader and Muslim Conference chairman Professor Abdul Gani Bhat Sunday made it clear that he didn’t meet Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma, but instead, two persons visited his residence on Nov 27 evening.

In a conversation with a local news agency, Bhat said he didn’t meet Sharma, but met two persons-one a Kashmiri Pandit and another a non-local on the evening of November 27.

“Two persons (a Kashmiri Pandit and another non-local) visited my home on November 27 at around 9:30 PM. We had a general discussion on Kashmir. There was no any other Hurriyat leader present as said in media circles,” Bhat said.

The senior resistance leader said some people are making “conspiracies and play a guessing game” to create confusion within the leadership.

Bhat said he is a staunch supporter of dialogue, but the recent initiative of New Delhi “lacks methodology” as Pakistan is a prime party to Kashmir issue. “Without Pakistan, no dialogue is fruitful,” he said.

Prof Abdul Gani Bhat

Bhat said within next few days he will reveal his future course of action, whether he remains in Hurriyat or quits.

“I don’t play politics on blood and tears of masses. There is no place for dictatorship in a movement. Dictatorship can happen in politics but not in a movement which is fighting for a cause,” Bhat said.

He said the “collectiveness in leadership ended in 2003”,  when the Hurriyat split into two factions.

Meanwhile, Muslim Conference wrote a letter to Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq asking him to have future correspondence with Muhammad Sultan Magray. Magray, as per letter is new chairman of Muslim Conference as it has mentioned sacking of Prof Bhat.

Reacting to the letter, Prof Bhat told Kashmir Wire that he “has an independent thought” and termed Magray as a “paper tiger” and said “ I don’t want to stop my breath on dictates of a paper tiger. I am the author of MC in Kashmir. I represent MC in Kashmir. I am the history of MC. I will not submit to the paper tiger”.



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