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Er. Rasheed starts 24 hour long fast against “atrocities on students”

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Srinagar: Braving incessant rains and chill, Awami Itehad Party head and MLA Langate, Er Rasheed, alongwith his supporters started a  24 hour long hunger strike in press colony Srinagar today.

The hunger strike is against the atrocities on students by police and other agencies, a party spokesman said.

The protesters were carrying banners and play cards appealing world community to take notice of huge atrocities on youth in Kashmir at the hands of security forces.

Talking to media persons on the occasion, Rasheed said, “It is painful that while civilized people in every part of world are showing their concern and are taking to streets, the local police is using all brutalities against the peaceful students. The fact of the matter is that police has not been allowing students to come out of their colleges or university premises thus provoking them”.

While reacting to Nayeen Akhter’s appeal to masses to stop protesting now, as the matter is being looked into by the court, Rasheed reminded Akhter of his government’s miserable failures in dealing with the issue.

He said, “Before throwing sermons to Kashmiris Nayeem Akhter should answer why the victim’s body was not allowed to be buried in her native village and why was no action taken against those who stopped the drinking water supply to the entire Muslim population in Lasana”.

He said Akhter and others need to know that Kashmiris have lost faith in the system and seeing the fate of Kunan Poshpora and Shopian rape cases the apprehensions shown by the students and masses are genuine.

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