Dr Mustafa Kamal is pained and hurt the way media has projected him as an anti-national and accused him of sedition.
In a statement, Kamal said on Wednesday that it hurts him deeply the way his ‘anti India’ remarks were blown out of the context. He says his political career and family legacy is testimony of his credentials.
Regarding his earlier statement, Kamal, additional general secretary of J&K National Conference, says he had just suggested India and Pakistan must sit together and settle the issue amicably because it affects the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“I have great regard for my country, India and the Indian National Congress and I shall never ever work against the two. It is beyond my comprehension to do so” said Kamal.
“Shri Rahul Gandhi Ji and Omar Abdullah have ushered a new chapter in the National Conference and Congress relationship which dates back to Sher-e-Kashmir and Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Ji and carried forward by Indira Gandhi Ji and Dr. Farooq Abdullah. We all in the family are committed to carry forward this relationship and strengthen the hands of Rahul Gandhi Ji and Omar Abdullah for the betterment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and in the interest of the Nation” reads the party statement.
Kamal further appeals that “for heaven’s sake at this age and stage of life don’t accuse me of something that is not in my grain and blood”.