Ansari Gives Clean Chit To Indian Agencies
1 June 2004
News Network International
Srinagar: Two days after Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and his uncle were targetted, Hurriyat Conference (A) today gave a clean chit to Indian agencies from these attacks and said the elements claiming to be freedom lovers are behind such incidents. The Hurriyat also raked up the issue of the murder of late Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq and said after his death 'the short sighted' people have again surfaced to desecrate the sanctity of religious places. Mirwaiz's uncle Molvi Mushtaq was attacked when he was offering prayers inside a mosque, Kashmir Times reported. Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani had blamed the Indian agencies for these attacks with a purpose to 'defame the freedom struggle and drive wedge among the pro-freedom parties'. But the Hurriyat faction led by Moulana Abbas Ansari has contradicted Geelani. 'These inhuman and un-Islamic acts are the handiworks of the elements who claim to be Islamic and freedom lovers. After committing these crimes they blame others for it so that the truth does not come to fore', spokesman of the Ansari led Hurriyat said. The perpetrators of such acts, he said, are frustated when their activities are condemned. 'The Hurriyat Conference believes that these acts are an outcome of frustration on the political front. When these people can not argue with logic, they slide to the level of animals', he said. These attacks, he said, were pre-meditated. 'Leave statements aside, even talks were going on. On May 21, our show of public support led them change the standard of their attacks and an impression is created that others cannot be tolerated for which no difference is made between a house or a mosque', he said, adding, this is a fascist approach. The spokesman said the Hurriyat understands these devious designs. 'We have already stated it and want to reiterate it again that we will remove the veil from these fascist forces at an appropriate time', he said.