The separatist leaders in a surprise move invited tourist from all over the world to visit Kashmir. These people initiated the five-month long curfew in Kashmir and now talking about something different. They invited tourists and pilgrims to visit Kashmir and enjoy the traditional hospitality of its people. They also promised them safety.
The joint leadership of separatists led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, “Everyone from the world, including India, is most welcome in Kashmir”.
The joint leadership on Tuesday said in a statement, “For centuries, Kashmiris have been safeguarding and providing exemplary hospitality and safety to tourists and yatris from the world, including India, as we have been taught hospitality, humanity and safeguarding the rights of guests by our great religion. This is also embedded in our Kashmiri culture and ethics, and that is why our hospitality has been exemplary throughout history.”
The leaders stated that millions of tourists from the world including India have been visiting the paradise on earth and enjoying its beauty for centuries.
They referred to the protests of 2008 and floods of 2014 and said that the Kashmiris had always respected, served and safeguarded the guests “during the hardest of times and worst calamities”.
Farooq Abdullah extended his support to the separatists
Meanwhile, Former chief minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday said his party’s support to the separatist leaders to continue the ongoing azaadi (freedom) movement. “Move ahead, we are with you. We have given our lives for this movement.”
Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti slammed his remark and said his statement proved that the opposition party was behind the unrest. She also said if Abdullah really wanted azaadi then he should give up his security cover, quit politics and join the separatists.
She averred that the National Conference leaders could do anything to come in the power. “They could play with the lives of anyone including children and women.”
She alleged, “The statement proves his party was behind the unrest in the Valley. The National Conference can go to any extent to grab power.”