Yasin Malik hits out at Mufti government for ‘stifling dissent’

Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday criticised the Mehbooba Mufti government for “stifling the voice of separatists” and also attacked its industrial policy.

“When out of power, (chief minister) Mehbooba Mufti behaves like a human rights activist, but when in power, she unleashes state terrorism,” he said at a press conference here.

He hit out at the state government for disallowing a seminar called here by the hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani.

“Disallowing debate and discussion is the worst kind of state terrorism perpetrated by the state government,” he said.

Malik also said the industrial policy announced by the state government was similar to the setting of East India Company through which the British finally subjugated India.

“Kashmiri businessmen and industrialist must boycott this policy. We will oppose the policy tooth and nail.”

He also said the people and the separatists would not allow setting up an ex-servicemen (Sainik Colony) in Kashmir.

–IANS

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