People Democratic Party (PDP) leader and MLA Wachi Aijaz Mir Tuesday asked the former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah whether he will own responsibility for killings of civilians in Kashmir in 1979, 1987 and 1996 as he owned casualties in 2010 unrest.
Speaking on motion of thanks on Governor’s address, PDP MLA said “Kashmiris became emotional fools when Zulfikar Ali Bhutoo was sent to the gallows by the Zia-ul-Haq’s government in Pakistan on April 3, 1979.” “The then NC government had overseen the attacks on Jamaat-e-Islami workers and damaged their properties,” Mir alleged.
The PDP Lawmaker castigated opposition for disrupting the proceedings and said “legislators were doing polities over the killings in Kashmir.”
The PDP MLA referred to 1987 election and said at that time Muslim United Front (MUF) contested polls wherein Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, United Jehad Council (UJC) Chief Syed Salahuddin were also in the fray and Chairman JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik was a polling agent.
“When these polls did not find legitimacy, youth in Kashmir decided to take up arms for which NC was responsible,” he said.
The PDP legislator said “on their return, they targeted the people they thought were responsible for targeting them, resulting in more killings.” The PDP legislator said “Jamaat-e-Islami workers and other people were again targeted when NC came to power in 1996, resulting in killings of more people.”
“How Burhan Muzaffar Wani became a militant?,” he asked.
“When former CM, Omar Abdullah had accepted responsibility for the killings of 128 persons in the summer of 2010 he should also accept responsibility for killings in 1979 and 1996,” the PDP legislator said.