Srinagar, Jul 27: Separatists in Kashmir today called for a social boycott and ostracising of mainstream politicians of the state, saying they were “collaborators and loyalist abettors” of the Centre and equal partners in the “crime” against people of the Valley.

A statement issued by Hurriyat Conference factions led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani and JKLF chief Yasin Malik said since the mainstream politicians claim to represent people whom they have “gravely betrayed”, it is time that people hold them accountable and answerable and pressurize them to vacate.(Also Read: No need to hold talks with separatists: BJP)

“They have simply stopped being human. And when they are out of power, they degrade further, exploiting the sacrifices of freedom seeking people for furthering their political ambition of assuming power,” the separatists said.