Hurriyat Conference (M) led by Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq on Sunday hit out at National Conference Working President, Omar Abdullah accusing him of promoting what it termed as "consolidation of India's forcible control of Kashmir."
"The statement is along expected lines of double speak, hallmark of political parties supporting and promoting the consolidation of India's forcible control of Kashmir. For the past 70 years, it is these groups who are to a greater extent responsible for the untold misery and suffering of the people of J&K and the non resolution of the Kashmir dispute," Hurriyat (M) spokesperson said in a statement reacting to Omar's statement on Kashmir in New York.
"Omar Abdullah, who claims to be the "elected representative of people" and as a consequence enjoy the fruits of chair, did not even have the basic humanity to mention the brutality unleashed on the people of Kashmir in the last four months, the killings of 100 civilians, heart wrenching critical injuries in eyes of over 500 people by pellets many among them children, arrest of thousands of youth and children, beating up of the old and infirm and other grave human rights violations taking place here. Instead he applauded GOI as being absolutely "blameless" for not having "tinkered" with the territorial boundary of Jammu & Kashmir". What consolation is that to Kashmiris when we are being systematically massacred and wiped out?," the spokesman asked.
"Unfortunately Mr. Abdullah once again proved that he is represents Indian interests in India or outside, for he knows that the way to the CM's chair in Jammu and Kashmir is through New Delhi. Kashmir is not an integral part of India, but an internationally acknowledged dispute the spokesman added, as far as Pakistan was concerned, it has from day one supported Kashmiris in their struggle for self determination and extended all possible support politically, diplomatically and morally and at all platforms," he said.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) condemned the government for what it said "sabotaging" the programmes of the unified resistance leadership in Palhalan, Budgam, Shopian and Srinagar.
"We also condemn theft of cash and ornaments from the residence of Muhammad Abbas Zargar of Ganai Mohalla, Srinagar, by the forces and use of force on people for protesting against the arrest of 15 persons of the area, causing injuries to dozens in tear gas shelling and pellet firing," the spokesperson added.