Collaborators in civil society harming movement: Malik

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Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik said on Saturday that some civil society members were harming the Kashmir freedom struggle by taking refuge under “impartiality”.
News agency IANS reported that he accused the civil society members of collaboration and opportunism, saying, “These people attend global conferences, talk about human rights, even go to Pakistan tell them how to run the movement and then land in Delhi to tell the Indian government how to manage the conflict.”
“Isn’t it the worst form of hypocrisy,” he questioned at the condolence gathering of senior pro-freedom leader Azam Inqilabi’s mother, IANS said.
“Our movement internally has been harmed by our literati, who should have instead strengthened it,” he said.
“In our functions they don pro-freedom mantle. Many teenagers get enthused by their speeches and some pelt stones on Indian troops while some take up guns in their hands. But it is ironic that the same people don’t mind attending government conferences and go to government people and ministers for petty favours,” he said.