Srinagar: National Conference MP Sharifuddin
Shariq on Tuesday said he supported the resolution moved by an
independent legislator in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly
seeking clemency for Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
"My individual opinion is that resolution should be
supported," Shariq, who represents Baramulla constituency in
Lok Sabha, told reporters here.
The state Assembly is scheduled to debate the resolution
seeking amnesty for Guru on September 28.
Independent MLA from Langate constituency in Kupwara,
Sheikh Abdul Rashid had submitted a resolution to the Assembly
Secretariat seeking amnesty to Guru, who is on death row
following his conviction in the 2001 Parliament attack case.
The J&K Assembly is meeting for a week-long session on
While he refused to comment on his party`s stand
vis-a-vis the resolution, Shariq said he has no objection to
be in support of the resolution.
"National Conference stands for whatever is in favour of
Kashmir and in favour of Kashmiris," he said.
Meanwhile, Shariq blamed opposition PDP founder Mufti
Mohammad Sayeed for the unmarked graves in north Kashmir
saying many of them may date back to the rule of Governor
Jagmohan in 1990, when Sayeed was the Union Home Minister.
"Sayeed is responsible for everything that has gone wrong
in Kashmir," Shariq said blaming the PDP leader for every
alleged major killing in Kashmir since 1990, including 115
civilian deaths in the last year.
The NC leader alleged that PDP was behind the last year`s
summer unrest as they wanted to grab power.
Shariq also criticised the BJP and PDP president Mehbooba
Mufti for praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
"It is a similar mindset. Be it Narendra Modi or Mufti
Mohammad Sayeed, they are the two sides of same coin, be it
Advani and Mehbooba Mufti, they are two sides of the same
coin," he said.