Asiya Flays Hurriyat For Failed Strike

Says people also not innocent
SRINAGAR: As strike call on October 27 evoked a mixed response in Kashmir Valley, chairperson Dukhtaran-e Milat, Aasiya Andrabi lashed out at separatist leadership and said that it has failed to deliver goods.
She however said that people were also not innocent and they too are equally responsible for bringing a disrepute to sacred ongoing freedom movement in Kashmir.
Asiya Andrabi told Srinagar based news gathering agency CNS that Hurriyat Conference is a flop show and separatist leaders themselves don’t know what they are doing and in which direction they are going.
“Earlier, people used to observe October 27, the day when Indian occupational forces entered into Valley as black day without waiting for call from separatist leaders but what we witnessed today offended our sentiments,” she said adding if we blame Hurriyat leadership for all this mess but at the same time we should not give certificate of innocence to the people of Kashmir.
Coming down heavily on Hurriyat leadership, Asiya Andrabi said that these leaders have failed to deliver goods. “Leaders are more, people are less. There are leaders everywhere. These leaders failed to respect the emotions and sentiments of common people who laid sacrifices for Kashmir freedom movement. I blame people as well because it is they who follow these leaders blindly. We need a spiritual leader who could show us right path and who could persuade us to follow the tenants of Islam,” she said.
She said that there is chaos and confusion in Hurriyat leadership. “These Hurriyat leaders should ponder over the fact why confidence among people has shaken and why they don’t observe hartal on their calls any more. It is a confused leadership and there is a dire need of a leader who could bring freedom lovers under one platform,” she said.
Asiya Andrabi criticized people for possessing malleable character. “Those people who did not observe civil curfew today forgot the sacrifices laid by their brethren for sake of freedom movement. These people followed Shiekh Muhammad Abdullah blindly who stabbed in their back. Allah will not hold only a leader responsible for his crimes but He would take his followers to task as well and would ask them why they followed him blindly,” she said.
While replying to a question, Asiya Andrabi said that, “this forum and constituent politics is not going to lead us anywhere. Geelani Sahab is the leader of Hurriyat (G) which has many constituents. Same is the case with others. We should come out from this forum and constituent politics and show a united face. (CNS)

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