By News Desk
Calling the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as ‘daily wager of New Delhi’, senior Peoples Democratic Party leader Muzafar Hussain Beigh said the Chief Minister is saving his job at the cost of lives of Kashmiris.
“If he can’t save the lives of Kashmiris and is unable to convince the central government, he has no right to be the Chief Minister of the state. He is allowing killing of Kashmiris to save his chair,” Beigh told media persons here.
Beig accused the Chief Minister of having lowered the prestige and value of his position. He said Omar Abdullah was trying to save his position by behaving like someone who is working on daily wage basis. “He is an insult to the State of Jammu and Kashmir and has brought Chief Minister’s position into disrepute,” he said.
The senior PDP leader held the Sheikh dynasty responsible for hanging of Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru.
“No Chief Minister other than someone belonging to Sheikh family would have allowed the execution of Afzal Guru in view of its tremendous fallout on the political and psychological fronts of Kashmir. The Sheikh family has been given the job of hangman exclusively as is established by the execution of Afzal and before him Maqbool Bhat,” Beig added.
Beig said, the Chief Minister in reply to the debate on the Adjournment Motion ironically claimed credit for clamping curfew, banning news papers and unleashing repression in Kashmir. “As if he has done a favour to all us, it looks,” Baig said.
“It is their tradition to get people hanged. Dr Farooq was responsible for hanging of Bhat while as Omar Abdullah gave his consent to hanging of Guru,” he added.
He accused the Chief Minister of practicing double standards. “First he went to Delhi and agreed to the hanging. Now in Kashmir he is feigning innocence and ignorance,” Beigh said.
Terming parliament attack convict, Muhammad Afzal Guru’s, hanging as a murder, Beigh said the hanging violated the decisions of the Supreme Court of India.
Referring to the process which culminated in Afzal’s hanging, Beig said it was not an execution but a murder. He said the Constitution of India and the Supreme Court’s decisions of the subject had been blatantly violated. He said Omar Abdullah facilitated this process in his family tradition just to be able to stick to power.
“It was not an execution, it is a murder. According to the Supreme Court decision a mercy petition cannot be kept on hold for more than two years. The death sentence gets changed into life imprisonment after two years. This is a murder of SC judgements as the mercy petition was kept on hold for six years”, the legal stalwart said.
Law Minister retorts
While reacting to the statements of PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beig, Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah said the allegations and use of indecent language by the PDP leader will not harm the reputation of the Chief Minister.
“Muzafar Beig has rendered all his qualifications and certificates useless by giving cheap statements. The Chief Minister is committed to welfare of people of the state and such statements will not deter him”, the law Minister said.