Srinagar: Separatists threatening to launch
an agitation after Eid are not concerned about the plight of
the common man in Kashmir who will suffer if disturbances hit
the Valley, Union Minister for Renewable Energy Farooq
Abdullah on Tuesday said.
"There are people who threaten us by saying they will
begin an agitation. I will have my food but what about these
boatmen, what about the taxi drivers, what will happen to
them. Do not they (separatists) think about them," Abdullah
said addressing a function here.
Hardline Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani had
last week threatened to launch an agitation in the Kashmir
Valley if all political prisoners and the arrested protesters
were not released by the government before the festival of Eid
on September 1.
"They want to launch an agitation, they want to burn
Kashmir. When Kashmir will burn, they will also burn,"
Abdullah, who heads the ruling National Conference party,