‘Crackdown on separatists will result in rise of discontent in Kashmir’

‘Crackdown on separatists will result in rise of discontent in Kashmir’
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Srinagar, Apr 10: Expressing his displeasure over separatist leader Yasin Malik’s arrest, National Conference (NC) chairman Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that crackdown on separatist leaders would result in the rise of discontent in the Valley.
“I am very disappointed with this move. Nothing can be gained out of this. The more they are oppressed, the more discontent will increase,” Abdullah said.
Abdullah, also a former Union Minister, suggested the government not to arrest the people with a different ideology.
He said: “People may be of different opinion. It does not mean you will arrest them for keeping a different opinion).”
Criticising Malik’s arrest, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said: “This is not India’s way.”