Srinagar, May 29, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani has lashed out at the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti’s for her ‘Pigeon and Cat’ statement and said that the role of Indian armed forces and police was akin to that of cats, which Mehbooba Mufti had talked about, because it was they who selectively killed and tortured Muslims in Kashmir.
Syed Ali Gilani, while defying restrictions walked out of his residence to participate in the book launch ceremony organized by APHC at main Hyderpora Chowk in Srinagar, today. Speaking on the occasion, Syed Ali Gilani said: “It is the worst form of state terrorism that a simple book releasing function is not being allowed.”Mehbooba on Saturday, while commenting on the return of Kashmiri Pandits to Valley, said she will not throw them (Pandits) like pigeons before the cat (Kashmiris).
The APHC Chairman reminded Mehbooba of 1947 massacre of Jammu Muslims, Kashmir massacres, saying, “Cats are those who killed and massacred Muslims of Jammu in 1947; are those who are responsible for countless massacres including Gawkadal, Kupwara, Handwara, Sopore, Vandhama, Hawal, Khanyar, Chattisinghpora, Bijbehara and countless other killings.”
Meanwhile, the APHC Secretary General, Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement in Srinagar said that Mehbooba Mufti should apologise to Kashmiri people for insulting remarks against them. He said such remarks by Mehbooba aimed at creating a division between the two communities of the territory. He said if there is a threat to any community in Kashmir that is Muslims. “On one hand, we are intimidated of 1947-like massacre and on other are projected as predators. This is disgraceful. Why Mehbooba maintained silence over the ‘1947 remarks’ of Lal Singh or does it simply mean she seconds the BJP minister,” he said.
Shabbir Shah reiterated that any conspiracy hatched in the garb of return of Kashmiri Pandits would be foiled. “Not a single non-resident Kashmiri will be allowed to settle in the territory. Pandits are our own people as they are indigenous citizens of this land and don’t need anyone’s permission. We welcome them wholeheartedly but they have to live in their native places,” he said.
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