Hurriyat (m) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq lambasted the national media while terming it shallow and frustrated after a video of a Kashmiri youth questioning Hurriyat was misused by the sections of Delhi based media.
Taking to social networking site Twitter Mirwaiz wrote: “Indian media repeatedly exposes their shallowness and frustration! The Youth of Kashmir like Irfan Sheikh who are at the forefront of the freedom movement, giving immense sacrifices, have every right to question their leadership and vent their emotions.”
In another tweet Mirwaiz wrote: “It is deplorable that this boy is being made a tool by this insensitive media in a vicious propaganda campaign.”
“Actually this section of electronic media lives off spreading hate and propaganda about Kashmir. “They have a deep vested interest in it. #Kashmir and #Hurriyat bashing has become a great TRP grosser for them,” he tweeted.
Earlier Sheikh Irfan in a viral video that he considered Hurriyat as his ‘family’ and that he was upset, “ I can never say anything against Hurriyat or any of its members, they are like a family to me, they are our representatives,” he said.
He had condemned the Indian media for taking his words out of context, “Indian media had edited the video to their taste, it was a conversation, not a small clip, I had my grudge with the Hurriyat and I was just venting out,” he said.