"General V K Singh's statement, that paying ministers was nothing new in Jammu and Kashmir and that it has been happening since 1947, has completely undermined the legitimacy of successive representative governments in the state since 1947," Mirwaiz said in a statement here.
Mirwaiz said General Singh has opened a "can of worms" and brought to fore the "truth of Kashmir". He alleged it is now clear that whosoever is "installed by Delhi to rule the state" has to be "hand in glove with the Army establishment".
"Infact, they (rulers) have to follow their (Army) diktat and further their objective and agenda," he claimed. The separatist leader also said those who raise hue and cry about the revocation of AFSPA from the state actually "collaborate" in the continuance of these laws. "Their double speak is clearly exposed and their true colours seen," he said.