Srinagar: Government spokesman Naeem Akhtar on Friday said that it was National Conference President Farooq Abdullah who ‘normalized violence’ by his policy of ‘catch and kill.’
Akhtar, who is also the R&B Minister, said that for a term in Delhi, Abdullah is pushing youth towards violence.
“Farooq Abdullah stands exposed before the people of Kashmir and this nation. Just to seek a two year term in Delhi he is pushing the youth of this state towards violence against the country in the hope that it will help him get a berth in the parliament of the same country,” Akhtar said in a statement.
“Farooq Abdullah had once famously said that all the jails are full now and that he has instructed his officials to act accordingly referring to his catch and kill policy”
The PDP leader added that the infamous Ikhwan (renegades), Special Operation Group (SOG) and the ‘catch and kill’ policy were Abdullah’s creations.
“When the then Union government announced Ramzan ceasefire, Farooq Abdullah’s DGP said it doesn’t apply to J&K police and that they would continue with their kinetic operations against militants,” Akhtar said.
He further added, “Farooq Abdullah had once famously said that all the jails are full now and that he has instructed his officials to act accordingly referring to his catch and kill policy”.
The Government Spokesman also maintained that National Conference is known for double speak as always advocated ‘plebiscite’ at home and spoke of ‘power’ in New Delhi.
“They have a history of double play. Historically on one hand they would ask commoners to associate with Pakistan and seek plebiscite, on the other side they would buy business class tickets to Delhi for the sake of power,” he said.
Akhtar also said that NC for the sake of power and safe guarding the interests of the Abdullah family, has allied with almost all major political parties of India.