Omar govt is 'puppet' of Centre: Hurriyat



Srinagar: Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference on Friday launched a scathing attack on Omar Abdullah- led government, accusing it of being a "puppet" of the Centre.

"The state administration is a puppet of the government...The reality is that it has no authority even to revoke a minor law," Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said addressing a Friday congregation at Chatpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Apparently referring to the opposition of the army to Omar's intention to revoke AFSPA from some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Mirwaiz said the announcements and decisions of this government are challenged by the army.

"In such a scenario, how can this government claim to be a representative government of Kashmiris It is nothing but a puppet...," the Hurriyat Chairman alleged.

Mirwaiz said Hurriyat was never against the Indo-Pakistan peace dialogue, but backed out due to lack of sincerity on the part of the Centre to resolve Kashmir issue.

"We have no objection in friendly relations between India and Pakistan. It is no justice that you (the leadership of India and Pakistan) hug each other, but leave us...," he said.

PTI