SRINAGAR — All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) said that some mischief makers and agencies with vested interests are planting fake stories in some Jammu-based newspapers about incarcerated APHC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq meeting with a former Deputy Mayor of Srinagar and joining so called “mainstream politics”.
APHC in a statement said that these deliberate and malicious falsehoods peddled by vested interests are strongly denounced and rubbished. It urged people to be vigilant and alert of this “spiteful propaganda and lies being peddled by vile and unscrupulous elements.”
“Mirwaiz Umar for more than three years now is bearing the hardships and trials of incarceration without any charges, because he believes and stands firm on his and his predecessors’ commitment to advocate the aspirations of people of J&K for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute peacefully and justly, through dialogue among the stakeholders,” the statement added.
It further added, “And like his predecessors is suffering incarceration for standing firm on that political belief.”