Srinagar: Pro-freedom leader and chairman Jammu Kashmir National Front Nayeem Khan has termed the alleged sting operation carried out by India Today as doctored and termed “the move as a propaganda against the freedom movement.”
Khan said this in a press conference at his party’s Jawahar Nagar office on Saturday.
Khan alleged that the news channel has aired “bits and pieces” of a conversation where he had put forth his opinion about the running of “indigenous movement of Kashmir.”
“You will see in one video I am wearing a jacket and in other I am wearing a waistcoat. It clearly shows that the video has been doctored,” Khan said.
He also said that it is no secret that Pakistan has been supporting the movement politically and diplomatically.
“We need money to run the movement, without a doubt, but we have build bait -ul-maals to fulfil the need of our pellet-hit victims,” he said.
“During 2008 agitation, locals generated money to run the movement… our youth are maimed, our houses blasted, don’t we need money to run the movement?” Khan asked during the presser.
He also said that India Today and Aaj Tak channels are “run by Indian agencies” to defame the movement, adding that they are “anti-movement and anti-Kashmir”.
“I am not accountable to Indian media, I am accountable to Kashmiris,” he said.
He reiterated that Kashmiri movement is indigenous.
He also lashed out at the news channel who had earlier said that Khan is underground after the alleged sting operation.
“You are cheaters. Was I underground?” he asked India Today journalist present at the press conference.