How much more blood do you need? Resistance leaders ask Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: Terming Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s assertions in the J&K assembly as contradictory, the joint resistance leadership Tuesday questioned her as to ‘how much blood she further needed to secure her chair.’

The joint resistance leaders – Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik – in a statement here said that people of Kashmir out-rightly reject the statement made by Mehbooba in the legislature.

“Whatever she stated are brazen lies and senseless arguments to justify her inhuman role against the people of Kashmir during the current uprising and to please her masters in New Delhi for staying in power,” the trio said. “Her words and deeds are same as that of her predecessors who played deceitful and manipulative politics, creating fissures and confusing people thereby projecting and diluted and muddied view of Kashmir issue to serve his purpose of remaining in power.”

The statement said that holding the reigns of India as its home minister, it was none other than former Chief Minister Muhammad Sayeedi who was “instrumental in several massacres perpetrated through Jagmohan.”

“Most barbaric amongst them were massacres of Gaw Kadal, Alamgiri Bazaar, 

Handwara, Zakura Crossing, Hawal and others. It was during his tenure that draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was invoked in Jammu and Kashmir in September 1990. Repercussions and thorns of this black law have engulfed our generations,” the statement said.

The resistance leaders said that as Chief Minister, Mehbooba parroted “healing touch” but ruthless killings, custodial disappearances, countless graveyards and unparalleled human rights violations continued unabated throughout her tenure. Joint leadership said that efforts to thrust Sainik Colonies, discriminating industrial policy, state subject rights to West Pakistan refugees, townships in the name of Kashmiri Pandits with the aim of settling non-state subjects, extension of SARFAESI Act to J&K and other such policies are not figments of people’s imagination but clearly articulated plans of RSS.

“Their aim is to change the demography of the state for its complete integration in Indian domain. The opportunity provided by PDP to BJP for petty benefits is part of the treacherous legacy since 1947 of a group of shameless and selfish people who have repeatedly bargained our blood and honour for their lust of power,” the statement said.  Resistance leadership said that since 1990 over one lakh Kashmiris have been killed by the forces and then in a show of ‘concern’ cosmetic measures of setting up inquiry commissions are announced with no results. “In a recent RTI filed, CRPF did not even accept that they have committed any violation against people, so such rhetorical utterances of setting up commissions have lost every bit of credibility for the people but state continues to hoodwink with such deceptions, only to repeat these heinous crimes again and again.”

The leadership asked the chief minister, “that how much blood, honour and chastity, she needs to keep herself in power as her lust seems to have no end.”

“Selfish character of collaborators has offered only death and destruction to us, as their masters want to settle the Kashmir issue once for all as per their long-cherished agenda,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, condemning the attack on Muslims of Kathua, Hurriyat Conference (M) said, “Communal forces in Delhi and their partners in the state have legalised and legitimised the slaughter of Muslims and the establishment encourages them to do so.”