Dr Farooq retracts ‘Maha Chor’ remarks

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PDP challenges him to question report’s legality

SRINAGAR: As National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah Monday refuted the reports that he termed Kashmiris  ‘maha chors’, (Biggest thugs) and said that he was misquoted by media, opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) asked him to challenge the legality of the report.

Pertinently, Dr Farooq has reportedly termed the people of Kashmir as biggest thieves during the function at Delhi in the recently. Dr Farooq while taking strong exception to the statement attributed to him Monday claimed that he was ‘misquoted’.

“Does he have the nerve to challenge the legality of the report wherein he insulted the people of Kashmir by terming them biggest thieves?” asked PDP chief spokesman Naeem Akhtar.

Akhtar claimed further that there is audio-visual recording of the event and that Dr Farooq cannot deny it. “It is not for the first time that he has insulted the people of Kashmir. Once he said “Kashmir ko Goli maro”. Dr Farooq and his son Omar Abdullah even termed youth of Kashmir as ‘Stone Pelters, drug addicts and foreign agents”. They even questioned the character of the unfortunate women of Shopian.”

The PDP spokesman accused that Sheikh family has always treated Kashmiris with ‘contempt’. “Both father and son must know that now is the era of electronic media and whatever they have said about the people of Kashmir is on record.”

Akhtar accused further that NC always sold people of Kashmir and is responsible for all the miseries. “They sold our water resources, our people and even JK bank.” (KNS)

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