Kashmir and Hurriyat bashing a TRP grosser, says Mirwaiz Umar

Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday lashed out at some TV news channels, who ran a story based on a Kashmiri youth, Irfan Sheikh, whose video clip of expressing dismay towards the resistance leadership went viral.

Sheikh is seen speaking to a group of people in a room after the killing of his cousin brother, 21-year-old Qaiser Ahmad Bhat, who was mowed down by a paramilitary forces’ vehicle on Friday outside Srinagar’s grand mosque.

A few TV news channels ran the edited parts of the video, pitching Sheikh against the leadership. Mirwaiz Umar said that “this section of electronic media lives off spreading hate and propaganda about Kashmir.”

In another video later, Sheikh clarified that his speech was taken out of context by “the New Delhi based media to suit their political propaganda.” While addressing Hurriyat (leadership) as part of the family, Sheikh said that he had complaint which he put before the leadership, like a family member does.

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