Farooq slammed for 'freedom' remarks

Farooq slammed for 'freedom' remarks

Mainstream and separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday hit out at Opposition National Conference president Farooq Abdullah over his statement that the new generation of militants in Kashmir were fighting for “freedom”.

The ruling BJP state unit spokesperson, reacting to the statement, said, “It shows the dark face of politics, where innocent lives are being used to create tension and keep the political pot boiling.”

“Times have changed and the country won’t tolerate such statements, which transgress the limits of law. Whosoever he is, he will be taken to the law in the strictest possible way,” the spokesperson said, adding that NC was making such statements for cheap publicity and political mileage without any regard for national interest.

Abdullah on Friday said Kashmiri boys joining militant ranks were “sacrificing their lives for the freedom of the nation”.

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