Kamal Warns Ratanpuri

Kamal Warns Ratanpuri

27 February 2013
Kashmir Times


New Delhi: National Conference (NC) leader today warned MP Ghulam Nabi Rattanpuri against comparing Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah with Syed Ali Ali Shah Geelani saying the separatist leader is no match to the stature of his father. Talking to CNS, Kamal claimed that Geelani is an unprincipled man while Sheikh was a political leader. “I justify the detention of Geelani because he is threat to peace. I wonder why he (Geelani) complains of ill health when detained but as soon as he comes out and gives disturbing protest calendars he seems fit and fine,” the additional general secretary of NC said. He claimed that Geelani is the product of Congress party which always stabbed in the back of National Conference. Kamal went to the extent of describing Congress and Geelani as the two faces of the same coin and stated that both are not trust worthy as both can go to any extent for their personal gains. “Ratanpuri does not know about the history. How dare he compares Shiekh Mohammad Abdullah with Geelani. Sheikh was a great leader where as Geelani is an unscrupulous element who wants to put Kashmir on fire. Geelani has no principles and he loves death and destruction,” Kamal said. He said his father was lodged in prison because he was fighting for Kashmir cause while as Geelani is threat to peace and is anti-Kashmiri. “How can we forget he was supported by Congress at one time and there was also a time when he used to wander around Mujahid Manzil to seek the blessings of Shiekh Mohammad Abdullah,” Kamal said and added that for him Congress and Geelani or his organization Jamat-e-Islami is same. Claiming that time will come soon when India will be compelled to withdraw it army from Kashmir, Kamal said as long as Indian and Pakistani Armies are present in both parts of Kashmir, the solution of Kashmir seems dark. “Army must be withdrawn from both parts of Kashmir in the interest of people. This will happen when we will secure Autonomy for the state and we are going to press for this demand in coming days,” he said. Appealing people not to raise a hue and cry over proposed Police Bill-2013, Kamal said the bill has been put in public domain and it will be passed only after seeking public opinion and all the anti-people clauses will be redrafted.