Cracks In Separatist Camp?

Cracks In Separatist Camp?

19 February 2013
Rising Kashmir


Srinagar: Apparently not happy over issuance of protest calendar by Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani without consulting any other separatist group or leader, Hurriyat (M) Tuesday in a strongly worded statement said the conglomerate rejects politics of domination and both factions should give up politics of scoring points over one another. “Hurriyat strongly rejects the politics of domination on one another. It would prove fatal for the struggle,” a Hurriyat (M) spokesman said. He said a meeting of the leaders of conglomerate was held at Hurriyat (M’s) headquarters at Rajbagh today to take the stock of the political situation in the aftermath of the Afzal Guru’s hanging. “We would be distancing ourselves from the politics of conflict since it won’t be in the common interest of Kashmiri people,” he said quoting leaders. The spokesman said Hurriyat (M) leadership believes that aspirations are the property of public. “Hence, its each facet should be taken into consideration to protect it at each level”. Indirectly referring to Hurriyat (G), he said both factions of Hurriyat Conference should understand that scoring points over each other will do no good to the struggle. “It is a very sensitive issue in the history of Kashmir and Hurriyat factions should remain away from scoring points over each other. The leadership knows that peoples’ aspirations are the biggest assets and they should keep their eyes wide open so that this precious asset is safeguarded,” the spokesman said. He said Hurriyat leaders were in contact with the family members of Afzal Guru. “It has been communicated to Guru’s family that they should take into confidence the Hurriyat leadership so that they don’t feel any hindrance in their future proceedings”. The spokesman expressed serious concern over detentions, beatings, and raids. “The government is directly responsible for such incidents. These incidents won’t prevent people from pursuing their cause,” he said. He also condemned the killing of an elderly woman in Kulgam district. “A proper inquiry should be ordered so that killers of people in Watergam, Kulgam and Ganderbal are brought to justice”.