SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday accused Indian media of carrying out a trial against the resistance leadership through falsehood and distortion of facts.
This, Mirwaiz said is done, “to vitiate the atmosphere in India against us (by) vilifying us and justify(ing) our persecution through investigative agencies”.
In a statement, the Hurriyat (M) chairman said, “One cannot argue or engage with lies especially when propaganda is used as a war weapon by a mighty adversary who controls all the resources to do so. The only counter we have is faith in our cause and the courage to face every challenge thrown (in) our way.”
Mirwaiz reiterated that Kashmir is an internationally acknowledged dispute and the political aspirations and will of the people (need) to be respected and engaged with by the government of India to find a lasting solution (to the dispute). “No amount of repression or propaganda can alter that reality,” he said.