Huriyat accuses Omar of changing stand on J-K

Jammu, PTI | Updated : 05 November 2013, 05:58 PM

Moderate Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday accused Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of changing stands on accession of the state to India.

"Declaring Jammu and Kashmir as integral part of India is an old habit of leaders of this party (National Conference), which changes colours like chameleon," a spokesman of the Hurriyat said in a statement.

Omar said in Jammu on Monday that he had never questioned accession of the state to Union of India.

Earlier, in a meeting with a European Union delegation here in September, he had said that accession of the state was based on four matters defence, foreign affairs, communications and currency only.

The spokesman said the National Conference leaders have a tradition of making different statements at different places "for achieving their political goals".

"The historic reality of the state cannot be changed by declaring it as integral part of India," he said.

The spokesman said Omar's statement was vote bank politics as "it is tradition of the party and its leader to exploit the sentiments of the people".

First Published: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 05:55 PM
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