Omar is best separatist when out of power, cruel mainstreamer in power: Lone
Thousands attend PC rally in Pattan
Srinagar, Apr 07: Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone Sunday said Omar Abdullah seems to have no recollection of the crimes of the National Conference against the Kashmiris in the last seven decades.
Addressing thousands of people in Hanjiveera, Pattan, Sajad Gani Lone was blazing guns at NC and its vice-president, saying that he (Omar) is the “best separatist when out of power, and a tyrannical mainstreamer when in power”.
“The ‘squeaky clean’ Omar Abdullah has forgotten 2010 massacre of young children whom he labelled as drug addicts and criminals after he sent the young souls to their graves. He has also forgotten that he opposed the application moved by Afzal Guru for shifting to Kashmir jail,” Lone said.
He said Omar Abdullah also seems to have forgotten that he was the first-ever person from Kashmir to be a part of the BJP government at the Centre in 1999.
“And what was his job? His job, at the height of human rights violations in 1999, was to travel across the globe and present the Indian point-of-view to the world community. So while the Kashmiris were being killed in Kashmir, Omar Abdullah was defending the killers across the world capitals, much the same way his grandfather Sheikh Sahib towed New Delhi on Kashmir at the UN in 1948,” Lone said.
He also reminded Omar Abdullah that he brought and introduced pellet guns in Kashmir in 2010.
“Have you (Omar) forgotten that you placed the order for purchase of pellets guns? Can you enlighten us what was the intention in placing that order? Was it to play Holi or Diwali with your elite friends from Delhi or to use it against non-combatant Kashmiris?” he asked.
Lone said Omar Abdullah’s father unleashed the brutal Ikhwan regime on to the hapless Kashmiris between 1996 and 2002. He said that New Delhi was willing to give autonomy to Kashmir in 1995-96, but Farooq Abdullah preferred power over it.
“It is also about time that people get to know about the genesis of the ‘government on platter’ of 1996. This government was formed in the context of the ‘sky is the limit’ statement of then Prime Minister Narsimha Rao, who was seriously considering offering most liberal version of internal autonomy to the Kashmiri people,” Lone said.
“No Kashmiri party was willing to contest. Fearing delivery time for the Kashmiri people, Farooq Abdullah decided to contest. The ugly terms of trade were similar to the 1975 accord. Give me power, have selection not election and you have to give nothing to the Kashmiri people, much the same way ex-PM Sheikh Abdullah surrendered the PM post to take oath as CM,” Lone said.
He said thousands of Kashmiris were killed and booked under Public Safety Act during the “gifted regime” of Farooq Abdullah.
“Can we ask Mr Omar Abdullah how many Kashmiris were killed during the ‘gifted’ regime of 1996? How many Kashmiris were slapped with PSA during that regime? How Farooq Abdullah welcomed POTA with open arms and gave it legal access into Kashmir and how joyful he was at imprisoning Kashmiris under POTA? Have you no shame,” he added.
He also alleged that Farooq Abdullah “sabotaged” the talks between New Delhi and the militants in 2000.
“Don’t you remember how your father’s government scuttled the talks between militants and representatives of the union home ministry. It was the notorious CM office of 2001 under your father who called the media men and tipped them about the venue of talks. That was the end of talks and most of those involved in talks were killed.
“Do you have no burden of dead bodies on your conscience? This is a traitorous party and has always betrayed the Kashmiri people. They will go to any length to acquire power,” he said.
Lone also said that Omar Abdullah has always allied with Congress party which is primarily responsible for eroding state’s autonomy.
“Does Omar Abdullah deny that Congress is the script-writer of the massive erosions of J&K’s autonomy? When did Congress become angelic for the Kashmiris that Omar Abdullah is their permanent ally? Has he ever made a single statement while sharing power with them about the erosions and need for the erosions to be reversed,” he said.