Srinagar, March 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has said that India has a different yardstick for the Kashmiris and questioned its pick and choose policy over Muhammad Afzal Guru‘s hanging and revoking of draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act.
Omar Abdullah while addressing the so-called Legislative Assembly in Jammu said, “Government of India had wrongly thought that there will be no impact on the people of Jammu and Kashmir after hanging Afzal Guru. The Kashmiris are not fools. They are aware that government of India is using different yardstick in Jammu and Kashmir and for which they make us answerable every time.”
“When I talk about revoking AFSPA, you don’t want to take the risk, but you hang Afzal (Guru). Why don’t you have the courage to revoke AFSPA… After hanging of Afzal Guru, you cannot bring him back, but after removal of AFSPA, you can re-impose it,” Omar said.
He said that the draconian AFSPA was not imposed in Naxal violence-hit areas. “There are no helicopters shot down in Kashmir, but you have a different yardstick for J and K.”
On the arrest of Liyaqat Shah, the puppet Chief Minister said that he was coming back to surrender under the rehabilitation policy of the regime. “If a man comes to attack a shopping mall, will he come with his wife and children? Tell me. I am hearing for the first time that a militant came to attack holding the hand of his wife and carrying weapons in other hand, as if going for a picnic,” he ridiculed.
“The Kashmiris are asking questions why Afzal could not get a stay from court on his hanging like forest brigand Veerappan’s aides or why killers of Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi did not face the same fate as Afzal as their actions were also an attack on democracy,” he deplored.
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