NEW DELHI - National Conference MLA Javed Rana has told PM Modi government that "Pakistan and separatists can't be blamed for violence and stone-pelting incidents".
Condemning the killing of a tourist in the valley, he said that Kashmiris have no option but to pick up guns and stones. "If you don't fulfill the promises to the people, what will they do? They will pick up a gun or stone", said Javed Rana while speaking to India Today.
Questioning the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with the Union of India, he said that it was conditional and the political class of the country had eroded Article 370, he repeated the charge that Kashmiris have been "cheated".
He sees no Islamabad's role in fomenting trouble in Jammu and Kashmir . "Our own people are responsible for stone-pelting and attacks. Were separatists responsible for IC 814 hijacking?", said Javed Rana while defending Hurriyat.
Stoking another controversy, he said that Jinnah was not responsible for the partition of India. "RSS created Pakistan and the people who created Pakistan are ruling India now", said Javed Rana.