Kashmir Struggle Is Neither Communal Nor Islamist. Its For The Rights Of People.

Kashmir Struggle Is Neither Communal Nor Islamist. Its For The Rights Of People.


29-May-2017

Dr Farooq Abdullah, who was recently elected to the Lok Sabha in a by election from Srinagar where only seven percent votes were cast, says the Kashmir struggle is neither communal nor Isl­amist. It is the Kashmiri people’s struggle for their rights, maintains the National Conference veteran, adding the call for azadi is a response to “continuous repression”. In an interview with Naseer Ganai, Dr Abdullah holds the ruling PDP responsible for the present crisis, as it formed the government with the BJP after having sought votes against the saffron party. The PDP’s “deception” is behind much of the current unrest in South Kashmir, he claims. Excerpts.