Jammu and Kashmir National Conference political secretary to party president and provincial secretary Showkat Mir on Sunday criticized statements by APNI Party functionary as “a sinister attempt to create chaos, confusion and lend credence to the rhetoric of anti-J&K forces.”
In a statement, Mir said, “Sermons emanating from Ghulam Hassan Mir are hilarious as well as disgusting. Here we have a person who is preaching political probity to us, whose personal credentials are questionable and whose whole politics revolves around opportunism. A known deserter, it is no less than irony to see him give sermons on democracy since he all his life has been known to destabilize duly elected governments in J&K. A value analysis of his political career will only reveal how deeply involved he is in serving the undercover assignments of various forces to topple representative governments of J&K from time to time; 1984 is the watermark year of his past achievements in that direction.”
Mir said that people of J&K aren’t gullible. “His real deposition is known to every person of J&K who knows him inside out. He has asserted that he won’t shy away from representing people. Would he care to explain who does he represent? We don’t solicit certificates from a person who draws his political sustenance from forces as are inimical to J&K’s political dignity and rights. We draw our sustenance from people,” he said.