December 2016 News

Rajiv-Farooq Accord Triggered Violence In Kashmir: Saraf

7 December 2016
Greater Kashmir
Mudasir Yaqoob

Srinagar: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) National Youth Wing president, Sanjay Saraf Wednesday alleged that it was the Rajiv-Farooq accord that triggered armed violence in Kashmir. 'I believe that it is because of Rajiv-Farooq accord that turned Muhammad Yousuf into Syed Salahudin and in turn triggered armed uprising in Kashmir,' Saraf said while addressing media persons in a local hotel here. He said. 'We (Kashmiris) are demanding freedom carrying the flags of other country in our hands. Nobody knows where we are going.' The national spokesman of LJP said despite passing of 150 days of shutdown in the Valley, nobody knows where they are going and what they are doing. I believe it is a people's movement but there are some elements playing politics over the issue. Whenever a Kashmiri is martyred, some elements come forward and start their politics on it. The people who are torching school buildings want to leave Kashmiris illiterate,' he said. He said that the new generation of Kashmir is being pushed to the wall. Taking a dig at NC president Farooq Abdullah, Saraf said that those who earlier used to claim that 'Kashmiriyo ko goli maro' are now-a-days telling people that they are with them. 'He ( Dr Farooq) had also said that throw Hurriyat leaders into Jehlum and now he has extended his support to Hurriyat in pursuing the struggle. If Dr Farooq Abdullah is willing to extend his support to Hurriyat then he must join hands with Hurriyat,' he added. Later, he appealed Hurriyat leadership to take note of the sufferings of common people. 'Everybody especially transporters and students have suffered in the current uprising. I appeal Hurriyat leaders to take note of the sufferings of people who have suffered losses due to the shutdown in Kashmir,' he said.