Amritsar: The Dal Khalsa today strongly condemned the attack on Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in Chandigarh by group of Kashmiri Pandits and Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
In a statement to Agence India Press, party head H S Dhami said the assault was planned with the connivance of the state administration to deter the resolve of the Kashmiri leadership in reaching out to Indian civil society to muster the support for their cause.
Pertinently, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was heckled and roughed up at a seminar in Chandigrah after he reportedly gave a speech in favour of Kashmir’s independence.
“A group of Kashmiri Pandits and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) supporters, who were behind the fracas, are basically cowards. Why don’t they (Sangh Parivar) go to Kashmir or Srinagar and stage their protest against separatists over there,” said he.
He said Mirwaiz was a guest of Punjab and Chandigarh and assaulting him during his visit to state was against the spirit and rich traditions of people of Punjab. Those who have done it were enemies of Punjab and society.
The attack was third in series, first in Delhi against Geelani Sahib, then in Jammu against Shabir Shah and now in Chandigarh against Mirwaiz. It’s a systematic and deliberate move to instigate Kashmiri youth to retaliate by targeting and insulting their leadership in public.
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