There is strong resentment across the country over the alleged act of separatist leader Yasin Malik in which he snatched a boat from NDRF workers, and reportedly told them to stop relief as Kashmiris do not want want help from the Indian army. As per reports, JKLF chief Yasin Malik led a mob of miscreants, and confronted a group of relief workers who were taking ailing lady patients to the hospital. Yasin and his aides reportedly stopped the boat, and asked the patients to get off which was strongly protested by some local women in the vicinity. Undeterred by the protest, the group forced the relief workers to leave the area, and took the boat and relief material much to the chagrin of the the patients, and locals. The army patrol is said to have kept silent as it did not want the situation to turn ugly which could hamper the entire relief operation in Srinagar.
The act of Yasin Malik however has come strong criticism across the country, and even in Jammu and Kashmir where people have questioned the anti-social activities of the few miscreant and separatist groups which have indulged in such acts.
Syed Ahmed hits the nail on the head when he says that Yasin Malik was looking to steal media limelight, and there is no other reason he could do that. In fact people across the nation are echoing that media should also right now avoid such diversionary issues, and focus on good work, and relief operations being carried out by locals and the army.