Branded Pak agents: Wonder if you realise, Mirwaiz to NC-PDP
Srinagar, Nov 23: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said that even after 70 years of loyalty and servitude and doing New Delhi’s bidding in the valley, National Conference and PDP were termed as “Pakistan agents and terror supporters”.
“NC-PDP despite doing New Delhi’s biddings, at the cost of betraying their own people have not been able to earn New Delhi’s trust. After 70 years of loyalty and servitude branded as Pakistan agents and terror supporters by Indian state! Wonder if the realization,” he tweeted after addressing a gathering in the historic Jamia Masjid.
During his address in Jamia, Mirwaiz said NC, PDP and People’s Conference “displayed extreme opportunism” even at a time when the whole Kashmir was reeling under worst form of repression and killings and is under assault from all sides by the powers in control.
“For these parties it has always only been about self-serving government formation and rule. Sadly, hunger for chair seems to be their only driving force. It made them betray the trust people had placed in them in 1947 when they deceitfully joined hands with India ignoring the wishes and universal principle of people’s will in deciding a nation’s fate. And since then they have not hesitated to collaborate with New Delhi in inflicting pain and suffering on people as a consequence of our struggle for the realisation of our political will and aspirations,” Mirwaiz said in a statement issued to media.
Referring to NC and PDP claim that they wanted to cobble up a government to safeguard Kashmir’s special status, Mirwaiz said that pro-India politicians often justify their actions by saying that they accepted conditional accession to India with safeguards such as Article 370 and 35A in place.
We ask them what is state of these safeguards today? Have they even been able to defend these before the onslaught of New Delhi? It is the people who keep hitting the streets and paying with their life for safeguarding it. What leverage do these parties have before New Delhi to hold New Delhi accountable to the constitutional safeguards for J&K that these parties claim they had negotiated with GOI? None!” he said
Mirwaiz said that Delhi finds new “opportunists among them, pits one against the other exploiting the weakness of each for the chair, while these people keep compromising and yielding ground to Delhi.”
“If one looks back, since 1947 there has been a pattern and policy of New Delhi to rule Kashmir by proxy through their selected ones first it was late Sheikh Abdullah removed by late Bakshi then late Sadiq then late Mir Qasim then followed Late Gulam Mohd Shah till the plug was pulled on Mehbooba Mufti and the recent drama thereof. This is the trajectory of a colonial setup not any democratic process.”