‘Speak truth about Kashmir killings’
Srinagar, Jan 16: The senior Hurriyat Conference (M) leader, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat has asked the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, NC patron Dr Farooq Abdullah and DGP Kuldeep Khoda to speak truth about how many people have been killed in the Valley.
“If the Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah and DGP mince no words in hailing my gesture of speaking the truth about the political killings in Kashmir then they should display courage to speak the truth about how many people have been killed in the Valley. If they do so, I will welcome it,” a local news agency KNS quoted Prof Bhat as having said.
Bhat said that it was high time for the pro-freedom and mainstream parties to come forward to resolve the Kashmir dispute. “There might be differences between my and Geelani Sahib’s politics. But the path on which I am treading, he (Geelani) is also gradually moving on it. Even Syed Salahuddin (UJC chief) also favours dialogue. Kashmir is a sensitive issue and mistakes are bound to occur, but these have to be over looked and we have to move forward,” he said.
However, Prof Bhat maintained that he nursed no grudge against Geelani.
On the unification between Hurriyat factions, Prof Bhat said there have been differences among the pro-freedom groups in the past also. “The JKLF is for independent Kashmir while majority of pro-freedom groups favored merger with Pakistan,” he said. KNS
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