Malik Criticises Mufti For Calling Modi Non-communal

3 November 2015
Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has lambasted Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed for his praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating 'how far he (Mufti) can go for holding to power.' Reacting to a recent interview of Mufti Sayeed in which he had termed Modi as 'a liberal statesman and a non-communal person', the ailing and incarcerated Yasin Malik said the statement is 'most absurd and ridiculous.' Malik said that at a time when Indian president himself twice issued a statement about growing intolerance in India under RSS and when liberal Hindus, writers, journalists, film makers, poets, Indian civil society and even actors are protesting and handing back their awards in protest against Modi and his communal government, Mufti Sayeed is praising Modi's tolerance and leadership. 'This is a clear example of being more loyal than the king and also shows how far he (Mufti Sayeed) and his party can go for the lust of power,' Malik said. Meanwhile, according to a JKLF spokesman, 'police crackdown against JKLF has intensified and there have been raids on the residences of Front leaders across Kashmir. They include district president Kupwara Muhammad Rafiq War; JKLF vice chairman Advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt; general secretary Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidi; zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal and others.' 'Yasin Malik and other leaders including JKLF vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, deputy chief organizer Mir Siraj ud din Dawood, zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri, senior member Muhammad Amin Magloo, district president Ganderbal Bashir Ahmad Rather, district president Budgam Gulzar Ahmad Pahalwan and others still remain in police custody,' the spokesman said and termed the 'arrest spree as worst kind of atrocity.'