November 2017 News

Hurriyat Leader's Double Standards Exposed, Says NC

13 November 2017
The Tribune (Chandigarh)

Srinagar: The National Conference (NC) today accused separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani of 'double standards,' questioning his silence over Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's statement rejecting demand for an 'independent Kashmir.' The NC said the separatist leader made a 'selective and uninformed outrage' over party president Farooq Abdullah's remarks wherein he had said those talking of 'azadi' were wrong. NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said Geelani 'should introspect and stop leasing his voice to a mainstream political party over a purely personal political agenda that was based on distortion and prejudice.' 'Time bears testimony to the fact that National Conference is the only political institution that has consistently and bravely fought to safeguard the state's political identity and honour in all circumstances,' Sagar said.