JAMMU, AUG 19: Reacting sharply to the statement of Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in which he had said that “repression won’t kill militancy in Kashmir”, Bharatiya Janta Party said people like Mirwaiz are worsening situation in Kashmir Valley.
Senior BJP leader and Member Legislative Council (MLC) Ashok Khajuria, reacting harshly to the statement of Mirwaiz, said that said that the Mirwaiz’s comment was a sign of his “nervousness due to the crackdown by National Investigation Agency (NIA) against separatist leaders” in the Valley. “People like Mirwaiz provoke people to attack the armed forces or take an anti-India position. These people are worsening the situation,” Khajuria said.
“These people are feeling the pain because there has been a crackdown (by the NIA) on the flow of funds, which they used to receive from Pakistan. He (the Mirwaiz) is worried because he knows that he is one of the suspects,” BJP MLC said.
Ashok Khajuria said that anybody who will challenge the law or the constitution of the country will face equivalent consequences.
“Whenever a militant will stand up against the nation we will crush him. It is obvious that if a person challenges law and the Constitution of India then action needs to be taken against them. It is obvious if anybody will stand against the nation our security forces will combat and curb that force,” he said.
It to mention that Mirwaiz, after his release from 57-day house detention yesterday, had said that young and educated boys are being killed every day as “some people sitting in New Delhi think that this will end the Kashmir problem”.