Cong MLA to House: But for Kukka Parray, we would not be speaking here

Credits the chief of barbaric militia with restoring ‘peace’ in valley’; says Kukka had late Mufti’s green signal
Jammu: Congress legislator from Bandipora district Usman Majid said on Monday that if it were not for Kukka Parray, nobody would be speaking in the assembly today.

Kukka Parray was the chief of a barbaric government sponsored militia called Ikhwan, which has been accused of crimes against humanity by human rights bodies. He became a legislator after contesting polls on his party Awami League’s ticket during the NC rule in 1996.

“If we are speaking the assembly it is because of Kukka Parray. His role in bringing about normalcy and peace in Kashmir cannot be ignored. He is the person responsible for breaking the back of Pakistan-sponsored militancy,” Majid said.

“Yes I again said the role of KukKa Parry in restoring normalcy and peace cannot be ignored. He is the person who fought when all these big leaders were relaxing in their luxurious rooms with their families in Jammu or in Delhi. Who was on the ground? It was Kukka Parray.’’

Majid was reacting to the remarks of PDP legislator Noor Mohammad, who had called Majid a “killer of innocent people”.

Noor Mohammad, MLA from Batamaalo constituency, said in the assembly that Majid was involved in the killing of eight “innocent persons of Sadrekoot Bala”, who were shot dead by Ikhwan militia. He said his own relatives had been killed by “Ikhwanis who were working for Majid”.

Demanding an apology from Noor Mohammad, Majid said, “He can’t call me a killer without evidence. If he has evidence let him present it in the House.”

Majid said the MLA Batamaloo should apologise for his remarks or “we will move breach of privilege motion against him.”

He said Mufti Mohamed Syed had told (Parray) to “go ahead, I am with you.”

Training guns at the PDP, he said, “If I open my mouth there will be destruction. In the interest of the people I am not opening my mouth.’’

However, MLA Batamaloo insisted that Majid was involved in killings, adding a large number of Jamaat activists had to migrate from Bandipora for safety.

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