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Omar wary of Mufti's self-rule theory
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | October 28, 2006 12:28 IST
National Conference president Omar Abdullah has warned about the consequences of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed airing his views about self-rule for Kashmir in a United Nations convention.
Mufti will be attending a UN convention, and Abdullah is worried about him speaking about self-rule in that forum.
"I have been in the government and I can tell you how it functions. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is sending Mufti to the United Nations as the head of the Indian delegation.
"He simply cannot talk what he wants. Every full stop and comma has to be read out exactly as it is handed down to you by the Indian mission to the United Nation," Abdullah told rediff.com on Friday evening.
Abdullah said Mufti was drumming up support to cater to his constituency in Kashmir.
"He cannot tell the Kashmiris that he is going to the UN as the head of the Indian mission and would talk what is handed over to him.
"If he does so, he loses support in the valley. He wants to please the government by saying what the Government of India wants to project in United Nations.
On the other hand, his daughter Mehbooba Mufti is speaking out against the Congress-led coalition in Kashmir. Mufti wants a win-win situation," he said.