Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference Sunday said that imposing Governor’s rule in Kashmir “makes no difference” to the people here.
In a statement, a party spokesman Ayaz Akbar termed the Governor’s rule as a “non-issue”. “Jammu and Kashmir is actually governed by the Indian home ministry, army and police, and the so-called state administration acts on their orders,” he said.
“Be it the Governor’s rule, BJP-PDP coalition or the grand alliance of PDP-NC-Congress in the state, it makes no difference to Kashmiris as there will be no impact over the illegal occupation of the state,” he added.
Akbar said that people of Kashmir “have suffered both under the Governor’s rule as well as during a civil administration.”
“History reminds us about the tyrannical period of Governor Jagmohan when the hundreds of innocent people were brutally killed and murdered but there was no letup in these incidents in the civil governments also,” he said.
Akbar said that NC leader and former CM of J&K, Farooq Abdullah created the “brutal” task force. “This force killed hundreds of innocent people in the custody,” he said.
He said the “double murder and rape case of Asiya and Neelofar” happened during the regime of Omar Abdullah. “Instead of punishing the culprits the Omar Abdullah gave them clean chit on the very first day of the incident and declared it an accident and said that they have drowned in the nallah. In 2010, 125 innocent students were murdered in the target firing and till now no case has been registered against the murderers,” the spokesman added.
Similarly, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s rule was not different from his predecessor. “There was no letup in the difficulties and the miseries of the people of Kashmir. So the issue of governance is meaningless for the people,” he added.