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Mustafa Kamal says media misconstruing his remark

November 14, 2012 16:21 IST

National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday blamed the media for misconstruing his remark that ''Government of India was the real enemy of the Jammu and Kashmir'', and said that he was being victimised by some vested interests.

"I am being made target by some elements to weaken this coalition government. Media has made me a traitor to the country today. My statement has been blown out of the proportion. I have said that India and Pakistan should sit and talk about the Kashmir issue. This peace for the two years is not permanent and so both countries should talk and settle the issues," Kamal told mediapersons in Kishtwar.

"I am a true nationalist and my family and I have proven it time and again. My father has always said that we have to have good relations with the country and centre has always helped us generously," he added.

"I have great regard for my country and Indian National Congress and we in the family are committed to bring forward the good relations Congress and our party has. Our family is a nationalist. Why do media sensationalise the things? Omar Abdullah is my nephew and I will always support him. My father brought democracy to the state and I will always support it," he said.

Addressing the National Conference workers at Kishtawar on Sunday, Kamal reportedly claimed that the government was reluctant to sign a ''no-war treaty'' with Pakistan.

Kamal, who is the uncle of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, also accused troops of disturbing peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

In his reaction to the development, Abdullah wrote on twitter: "Funny thing is I don't need anyone to make things difficult for me when I have relatives to do it for me. They say never work with animals and children. I think it's safe to add relatives to that list as well."

Source: ANI