‘Farooq interested only in saving Omar's chair’
Srinagar: The hardline Hurriyat Conference, led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on Sunday described Union Minister Farooq Abdullah’s statement on Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru as "madness", saying he was only interested in saving the chair of his son Omar.
"The Hurriyat sees Farooq Abdullah’s statement about Afzal Guru as madness," an amalgam spokesman said in a statement here.
"Farooq is only interested in saving his and his son’s chair. If they have to hang the entire Kashmiri nation for it, they will not hesitate," he said.
Abdullah had yesterday said Guru must pay the price for his role in the attack on Parliament. "As an Indian, anybody who has worked against India must pay the price for it."
Independent MLA from Langate Shiekh Abdul termed Farooq Abdullah's statement as "insensitive and irrational".