Srinagar: A senior leader of National Conference has called it quits to join people in Anantnag, the epicenter of the anti-India uprising in Kashmir.
NC leader Iftikhar Misgar had contested against chief minister Mehbooba Mufti in the by-poll held in June in Anantnag constituency. Announcing his resignation from the NC on Sunday, Misgar said to the people of Anantnag: “I am resigning and I am no more part of National Conference. You people are my security. I have withdrawn security and I am with the resistance movement,” he said, raising anti-India slogans. People welcomed him and raised pro-freedom slogans.
Misgar shouted, “Naare Takbeer! Allah-o-Akbar. Jis Kashmir Ko Khoon Se Seencha Woh Kashmir Hamara Hain (The Kashmir that we irrigated with our blood, that Kashmir is ours), Bharat ka jo yaar hain, gadaar hain, ‘Leke rahenge Azadi (we will seek freedom),” he said.
Pro-freedom leaders of Kashmir had recently called for a social boycott of pro-India politicians, mainly those of the PDP, the Congress, and the NC.