What kind of politics is this? J&K Deputy CM on Mirwaiz Farooq’s tweet congratulating Pakistan for Champions Trophy win

Nirmal Singh said that the separatists were desperate to make their presence felt in Kashmir and added that these actions were not going to benefit them in any manner.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 19, 2017 4:57 pm
gautam gambhir, mirwaiz umar farooq, nirmal singh, j&k deputy cm, pakistan vs india, icc champions trophy 2017, champions trophy, cricket, indian express Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh. (File Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Monday condemned separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s plaudits to the Pakistan cricket team over its victory against India in the ICC Champions Trophy final asking ‘what kind of politics is this?’. “This is the most condemnable thing. People are losing their lives here and these separatists are cheering for Pakistan over their win and enticing the youth of Kashmir. What kind of politics is this?” Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.

He said that the separatists were desperate to make their presence felt in Kashmir and added that these actions were not going to benefit them in any manner. “They talk of Pakistan’s victory, but here innocent children are losing their lives because of Pakistan,” he added.

Meanwhile, National People’s Party (NPP) Chairman Harsh Dev alleged that Farooq’s comments were seditious and raised question over security being provided to him by the Indian government. “Mirwaiz has been supporting Pakistan throughout and it’s a known fact that he is acting as its agent. During the recent cricket match, he was celebrating the victory of Pakistan. These people need to be taken to task and dealt with under the law. Any encouragement to such elements will prove to be counter-productive and the government needs to understand this,” Dev said.

Earlier, after Farooq had congratulated the Pakistan team on its victory on Sunday, Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir suggested the separatist leader to “pack his bags and cross the border to go to Pakistan”. “A suggestion @MirwaizKashmir why don’t u cross the border? U will get better fireworks (Chinese?), Eid celebs there.I can help u wid packing,” Gambhir tweeted.

Farooq had tweeted, “Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here. Better team took the day. Congratulations team #Pakistan.”

 

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    thrythwig
    Jun 20, 2017 at 7:34 am
    The problem is not what Chief Minister and separatist leader says! The problem is how media explains. People should ask media "What kind of politics is this"?
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      Ajay
      Jun 20, 2017 at 7:16 am
      Mother chood frooq,
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        Sikh Paki
        Jun 20, 2017 at 5:18 am
        He asks "what kind of politics is this?" The answer is that this is not politics at all. This is what the people of Kashmir want, their national aspirations, the mother of all rights--the right of self-determination.
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          Murthy
          Jun 20, 2017 at 8:36 am
          After doing Ethnic Cleansing of 5,00,000 Hindus and Sikhs in 1948 and 4,00,000 Hindhu Pandits in 1990, you want to do "Self-Determination" in the Valley only ? You are stupid to think that we would be so stupid that we would accept your idea of 'self-determination'. Read the UN Resolution again my dear Sick Sthani. SIXTY-FIVE percent of Kashmiris, including all of Jammu and Ladkh are with us in India, FULLY. The 'Silent Majority' is with US, in India.
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          dv1936
          Jun 20, 2017 at 2:41 am
          An indian Muslim is a Muslim first and then a Paki.
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            Aamir Khan
            Jun 20, 2017 at 12:44 am
            One day India has to resolve the Kashmir issue as per people will.....Not able to understand what is the problem with india if they make refrendum in Valley.....
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              Mano
              Jun 20, 2017 at 12:59 am
              Kahmir issue is standing on the foundation laid by wasting of lives of youths in kashmir and similar youths from pakistan side. Without these wastage of youths from kashmir and pakistan, there won't be a kashmir issue. Stop such wastage of youths. Stop exposing youths to volatile conditions, and provide opportunities to them. And be grateful to india defence who are doing their best to protect the youths, show them the right path to back the tax payer money that feeds the youths of kashmir.
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                mahesh
                Jun 20, 2017 at 2:51 am
                Make referendum of both pok and kashmir
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                  PG
                  Jun 20, 2017 at 10:02 pm
                  Sure. Let Pakistan lead by example since it claims to be enlightened. Why don't you start with a UN-managed referendum in so-called "Azad Kashmir"? :D
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