After Farooq Abdullah’s brother Sheikh Mustafa Kamal demanded independence for Kashmir, a party MLA from South Kashmir has said that the region is in no way an integral part of India.
Abdul Majeed Bhat Larmi, shortly after the ending of anti-government protests in Kulgam, told reporters that “financial packages can’t resolve Kashmir issue and the party is with people who demand freedom from India”.
According to a news agency CNS, Larmi said that the Independence of Kashmir is the only option that could guarantee peace in the sub-continent.
“In fact, both parts of Kashmir held by India and Pakistan should be given independence,” Larmi said.
He said that whether in power or out of power, they have continued to maintain that the accession of Kashmir with India was conditional but not permanent.
Earlier on Saturday, Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, who has also been the member of Jammu and Kashmir assembly, openly demanded freedom for both Indian administered Kashmir and the Pakistan occupied PoK.
He expressed disgust against both New Delhi and Islamabad, and opined that only freedom could deliver true justice to the people of the Valley.
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“By heart, both of them do not treat us as their own. Neither India nor Pakistan loves us…. In my opinion, Allah has destined independence for us and we will get it.”
While talking to TopYaps, a spokesperson from National Conference said that he doesn’t know anything about such statement. “I will get back to you, once I will check this statement,” he said.
Sheikh Mustafa Kamal had earlier recalled the tenure of Farooq Abdullah as the chief minister and his proclamation of being a true Indian.
“Following the 1996 assembly elections, my brother had said that he could tear his heart out to show that he is a true Indian. But they (New Delhi) will never believe him. The same is the case with Pakistan, they will never accept us. Allah has kept us destined for freedom.”
While talking to TopYaps, Kamal supported the views of Larmi and said that he too stands by his earlier views. He said, “He is not entirely wrong. We have acceded to India but not emerged with them.”
Criticising the Centre for stretching the Kashmir problem, Kamal said, “It is New Delhi who have complicated this issue.”
“As long as there is Kashmir issue, it will never become integral of India,” he said.