Soz, Taj Enacting Drama To Sabotage AFSPA Revocation: Kamal1 November 2011
Srinagar: National Conference Chief Spokesman Mustafa Kamal Tuesday accused senior Congress leaders Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz and Taj Mohi-ud-Din of enacting drama to sabotage the revocation of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the State. “Soz and Taj are enacting a pre planned drama to sabotage AFSPA revocation. New Delhi has always been dividing people of the State,” Kamal said while addressing a public gathering in Ganderbal today. He said New Delhi used all tactics to muzzle the voice of late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. “But they still failed as Sheikh refused to bow before them. He was offered chair of President of India to make the temporary accession of J&K with India final but he refused,” NC spokesman claimed. He alleged that New Delhi even created wedge in Sheikh family to achieve their ‘petty political interests.’ “The accession of J&K with India is temporary. The treaty was signed on three things - foreign policy, defence and communication. However, after the unfortunate incident of 1953, Prime Minister of J&K was replaced with Chief Minister and President with Governor,” he said. Kamal, who is uncle of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, claimed that if Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani was involved in stone pelting incidents, New Delhi was subtly involved in hurling grenades so that AFSPA isn’t revoked from the State. Welcoming Home Minister P Chidambaram’s recent statement on AFSPA, he said, “Time has come when the draconian Act should be revoked from the state.” Kamal said as India’s Home Minister , Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, along with the then J&K Governor Jagmohan “smoothened the way for bloodbath in early ‘90s in Jammu and Kashmir by implementing AFSPA here.” “Today, Mufti is trying to project himself as the leader of Kashmiris but when he was the chief minister he didn’t raise the issue of revoking ASFPA once ,” he said.