SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq led Hurriyat Conference on Sunday ridiculed the “deceptive” statement of finance minister Haseeb Drabu that “J&K is not a conflict state and a political issue but a society with social issues in search of itself”.
A spokesperson of the conglomerate in a statement said, “Such falsehood is part of the propaganda being deliberately built to mislead and misdirect audiences in order to dilute the reality of the Kashmir dispute and weaken the discourse on Kashmir.”
“Unfortunately, for the people of Kashmir while they are strongly resisting military control to assert their will, the self serving ambition and extreme opportunism of such individuals for power fame and wealth greatly raises the cost for them. These individuals for the realisation of their ambitions become voluntary tools in the hands of oppressors and act as their mouth piece, whom the oppressor uses and discards as suits its interests.”
The spokesperson said the successive governments in India have patronised and promoted such people to systematically weaken and erode the Kashmir cause and gradually strengthen its own grip over J&K.