Srinagar: The Chief Minister of Disputed Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has lashed out at Hureyat Conference leaders for negative politicking and asked them to give up ‘hooliganism’ and fight on political turf.
Addressing a series of functions in Doda, Omar criticized the separatists for ‘forcing’ the people to adhere to their calendar of disturbance and lockouts. “If you want to fight, you should fight politically and not by means of hooliganism, highhandedness and muscle power”, he told the separatists.
“The lies cannot live long and people cannot be hoodwinked by slogans and fear. One day you will have to apologies to people for this sort of attitude”, he said and asked them to face political challenges politically and fight the roadmap and framework put forth by NC for settlement of K-issue on political turf.
He cautioned separatists that there is no taker of violence and hatred and nobody can digest their stance that ‘whatever you do is right and whatever others carryout is wrong’.
“A peaceful and youthful person of Nowhatta is the latest victim of your outlook”, he said expressing surprise over the attitude of those behind peace disturbances and issuing date sheets of lockouts not uttering even a word against this heinous act of hooligans forcing the people to obey the programmes of separatists or lose the life.
“While we condemn all acts of human rights violation and misuse of power by anyone, it is unfortunate to observe that if such a kind of act had been committed by men in uniform the cry raising by separatists would have been on its top”, he said.
“The innocent youth was killed as he didn’t accept shutting down his shop and rejected the unnecessary strike calls given by the separatists more often. He was severely hit by the stone pelter’s regiment of separatists forcing people to obey the calendar of hartals. He succumbed to his injuries in SKIMS”, Omar said.
He said the government will not tolerate ‘gundaism’ and attempts at disturbing peace by forcing people to shutdown their establishments and marring their bread earning opportunities.