Hurriyat hits back at Omar

Omar Abdullah accused separatists of attempting to derail the panchayati system.

It said when the people are denied the opportunity to put forward their views democratically and independently, it is certain that some of them take other ways which no sane person can deny.

Referring to Omar`s challenge to militants, the statement said it demonstrated his frustration.

The Hurriyat also rejected the idea of autonomy and Indira-Abdullah accord saying "nothing short of Azadi" is acceptable to the people of Kashmir.