Drabu’s statement insult to Genius of Kashmiris: Soz

SRINAGAR: Haseeb Drabu can at best be pitied for his distorted perception of Kashmir situation as his statement, in utter disregard of his party position, may not achieve any advantage for him from his mentors. Drabu has deliberately made the statement to prove his credentials to quarters that matter to him. Nobody should take him for his ‘naiveté’. This was stated by the former Union Minister, Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz, in a press statement issued here today.
Soz further said, “When I read the statement, I remembered late Syed Mir Qasim, who in his last years had desired me to keep spending some time with him, as he also lived in Delhi. Remembering past struggle of Kashmiris, he (Mir Qasim) had quoted famous couplet of Iqbal to me. ‘I don’t grudge animosity from ‘the others’ whatever I have suffered was at the hands of my own people’. PDP top brass’s reaction to Drabu’s derogatory and disgraceful statement has fallen quite short of assuaging hurt feelings of Kashmiris. The least Drabu can do is to tender an unconditional apology (publicly) to the people of the State and his own party.”