Dr Beg takes on Geelani

Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 8: The senior National Conference (NC) leader Dr Mehboob Beg on Saturday castigated the chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani for accusing the NC of betrayal.
 Dr Beg, who also represents south Kashmir in Parliament, while rejecting Geelani’s charge of treason said, “Our party has given voice to the voiceless Kashmiris since 1947. If this is betrayal, then what is loyalty? I want to remind Geelani that it was National Conference Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, who on the floor of house said that Kashmir has not merged with India but it has only acceded,” he said.
 Terming Geeani’s statements as unfortunate, Dr Beg said that NC presented autonomy report to the centre.
 “No ruler took this big step till date,” he said. (KNS)