National Conference on Tuesday said Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s proximity to the establishment and intelligence apparatus in New Delhi was a well known fact and that National Conference didn’t require sermons from someone who was willing to break bread with intelligence officers in five star hotels in New Delhi. NC State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu said Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s numerous secret rendezvous’ with the high and mighty in New Delhi belied his moralistic press statements in Kashmir.Expressing amusement at Mirwaiz’s moral pretence of being outraged at Omar Abdullah’s factual and accurate assertions while speaking at an even at New York University, the NC Spokesperson said Omar Abdullah has the courage and stature to say openly and unambiguously what Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is known to have advocated behind closed doors in New Delhi as was revealed by Wikileaks. “If Mirwaiz would like, we would be happy to share the exact dates and venues of his meetings with the high and mighty captains of the intelligence apparatus in New Delhi”, the NC Spokesperson said in a statement to KNS.
“We don’t require sermons from Mirwaiz. Omar Abdullah’s speech in New York is only what Mirwaiz and many others consider to be historically accurate even if what he has said is unpalatable to some. “We all know how Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was exposed by Wikileaks when a US secret diplomatic cable revealed that Mirwaiz wanted the LoC to be converted into a permanent border and three separate legislative assemblies for Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir regions with Chief Minister and Governor from each region on rotation basis. The cable clearly said the Mirwaiz wanted this ‘because he was concerned about his own political future’. So it’s quite amusing why he is suddenly livid with anger at what Abdullah has said - not sure what he is trying to prove. Unlike Mirwaiz, what Omar Abdullah has said is based on his convictions and the unadulterated truth as opposed to Mirwaiz's personal political motives as the US diplomatic cables clearly highlighted”, the NC Spokesperson further added.
The NC Spokesperson said Mirwaiz Umar Farooq should stop hoodwinking the people of Kashmir by hiding his own reluctance to call a spade a spade behind the sanctity of a genuine political sentiment in the State. “A man who dines with the high and mighty of the intelligence establishment in New Delhi should at least try to stay away from podiums of morality here. Would the Mirwaiz at least have the courage to acknowledge the identity of his father’s assassins? A person unable to do even that can hardly hold up a mirror to others”, the NC Spokesperson said.The NC Spokesperson said what Omar Abdullah stated in New York was not only factually correct but also historically accurate. "National Conference believes the restoration of the pre-1953 status and granting of Autonomy to J&K is a pragmatic and holistic political solution. Omar Abdullah has reiterated this while speaking in New York and the party will continue to struggle for the solution we have striven for since decades. His remarks about the technical pre-requisites for a Plebiscite - as established by the United Nations - are based purely on the content and conditions listed in the UNSC resolutions that Hurriyat leaders term to be the basis of their politics. Sadly most of them have never read the resolutions - which is another travesty", the NC Spokesperson said. (KNS)