By saying India endorses free speech, Mehbooba made joke of herself: Hurriyat (G)

By saying India endorses free speech, Mehbooba made joke of herself: Hurriyat (G)

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Monday said PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, by saying ‘the people in India have freedom of expression and they can voice their opinions’ has made a joke of herself while maintaining the statement was aimed at “justifying the alliance with BJP”.
In a statement issued here, a Hurriyat (G) spokesman said when the whole world is concerned about the “growing intolerance” in India and those expressing their views peacefully are booked under sedition charges, the PDP chief by siding with its alliance partner BJP “has made a mockery of her position”.
“By issuing such statement, PDP president actually wants to justify her new alliance partnership with the communal and fascist forces and is preparing ground for grabbing the throne,” he said.
The spokesman said Mehbooba can admire and shower praises for India but Kashmiri nation knows everything. “Kashmiris share extremely bitter experience with India as they are the first victims of the imperialistic and fascist mentality of this country.”
He said even minorities and lower caste Dalits know how truthful are India’s democratic claims. “Mehbooba knows this country is using its military might to suppress the wishes and aspirations of Kashmiris but her problem is that she cannot afford to upset her masters in New Delhi by speaking the truth.”
Terming PDP as “creation of India’s secret agencies”, the Hurriyat (G) spokesman said the party’s aim is to “sabotage the just and genuine struggle of the Kashmiri people”.
“Even choosing of green color and pen-inkpot was done under a well thought-out plan with only purpose to introduce a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani Monday demanded immediate release of conglomerate’s secretary general, Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is detained in Rajbagh police station and provincial president, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, who continues to be under house arrest.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said government had completely banned the political activities of pro-freedom people and had converted the state into a major jail.

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