Srinagar: Taking strong note of the allegations leveled by Indian writer Prem Shankar Jha against JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik that he took money from the ruling National Conference for his recent election boycott campaign, the Kashmir Centre for Social Development Studies (KCSDS) on Wednesday said that it has decided to hold an ‘awami adalat’ to prove or disprove the allegations.
In a statement, a KCSDS spokesperson said the proposed ‘awami adalat’ follows May 12 column of Jha in a local newspaper in which he wrote that “Yasin Malik driven by motivated interests’ stands accused of gross impropriety by propagating boycott selectively in constituencies, supposed to be PDP strongholds.”
“Subsequently, on May 13 a, statement attributed to PDP leader Muzaffar Beg appeared in some newspapers making similar allegations against resistance leaders and cadres.
“The accusers and the accused should come forward to clear their position so that the myths whatever involved are demystified and public comes to know the truth,” the KCSDS statement said.
The proposed ‘awami adalat’ is scheduled to be held in third week of May, and for this purpose, invitations would be extended to the parties concerned and to a panel of impartial adjudicators, it said. “KCSDS is hopeful that the concerned parties will attend the people’s court in the public interest.”
KCSDS member Shakeel Qalandar said that being the watchdog of the society, the group feels it their duty to make people aware about the reality and facts.