Sheikh Abdullah Favoured Armed Movement: Inqilabi

KL Desk

Srinagar

Chief patron Jammu Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi (MeA) Muhammad Azam Inqilabi Friday termed the National Conference (NC) leader Dr. Mustafa Kamal’s statement calling on the pro-freedom leaders for join mainstream politics as “childish”.

Kamal had said pro-freedom leaders should join “mainstream” politics if they want well being of people and to “save their skin from peoples’ wreath.”

In a statement here, Inqilabi said the NC leader has habit of issuing “silly statements”.

“If he had studied his father’s (NC founder) life properly it would have been enough for him to understand the reality,” he said.

Referring to his meeting with NC founder, MeA patron said, “In summer 1973 during a Friday congregational prayers at Hazratbal Sheikh Abdullah mentioned nation’s objectives in the light of Quranic story of Taloot and Jaloot. Tears rolled down my cheeks during his emotional speech.”

“On the same day I visited his residence. He asked for my introduction. I told him I have spent six months in Pakistani prisons and worked with Maqbool Bhat there. I have spent the whole year of 1971 in Indian jail and working as companion of Bhat in the field,” he said.

Inqilabi said “Sheikh asked me to remain firm in my resolve adding Indian gun will remain hopeless here.”

MeA patron said in Sep. 1990 he again decided to crossover to Pakistan as chief commander of then ‘Operation Balakote’ to bring Kashmir fighters together under the banner of ‘United Jihad Council’.

“I was thinking about this plan nearly 8-10 Mujahedeen appeared at a hideout. They told me they have decided to kill each and every leader of NC as they are traitors and their founder invited Indian troops into Kashmir,” he added.
Inqilabi said I told them about my meeting with Sheikh Abdullah in 1973.

“They were surprised to hear that Sheikh was supportive of armed struggle. I could see their anger subsided to some extent.”

“I told them about Maqbool Bhat’s view to try to take every one along. They then decided not to use gun against any Kashmiri leader or activist. Most of them achieved martyrdom,” he said.

He said it is irony that Kamal is telling pro-resistance leadership to join “mainstream politics so as to escape from peoples’ wrath.”

“I want to ask him who invited Indian army into Kashmir. When Maqbool Bhat fought against the same army who sent him to gallows by signing his death warrant,” adding “The armed struggle which Bhat’s followers started in 1988 is continuing under the leadership of Syed Salahuddin.”

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