PDP Killed 21 Talks-Ready Militants: NC


SRINAGAR: Lashing out at Mahbooba Mufti for a recent statement, the National Conference on Saturday claimed that the PDP had got 21 Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants killed after they indicated their willingness to hold talks.

The NC said that Mahbooba’s assertion that the present government invoked the Public Safety Act against Kashmiri youth indiscriminately was ridiculous as, according to it, the PDP had booked 1266 persons under the PSA during its tenure of 3 years.   

“Twenty-one (21) Hizb militants who were ready to sit across the table for negotiations after Dr Farooq Abdullah had convinced them for talks, were killed by Mufti Muhammad Sayeed,” an NC spokesman said.

“Has Mahbooba forgotten how her father issued orders from the chair of union Home Ministry for killing of 73 persons participating in the funeral procession of Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq? How many scholars, religious and Islamic scholars and law experts were killed under the directions of Mufti?” the spokesman asked.

“Mufti must be held accountable for genocide, massacre of Kashmiri people and offences committed against women in Valley,” the NC said.

It claimed that PDP had slapped PSA on 378 youth in 2003, 516 in 2004 and 372 in 2005 and various persons were lodged in various jails.

“Circumstances were much better in valley before the agitation in 2008. Omar Abdullah doesn’t believe in cheap publicity but it is important to mention that it was he (Omar) who amended the provisions of PSA to make it softer,” the spokesperson said.

“Arrests are temporary while Mufti committed genocide and other offences against the people of theValley. The contemporary world has quick access to internet and every record in available there to ascertain the facts. If Mahbooba Muft feels that people would believe in her lies, she is living in paradise of fools,” he added.

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