Continuation of AFSPA victory of resistance movement: Er. Rasheed
Srinagar, Apr 26: AIP leader and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed on Thursday claimed that “helplessness of regional parties” has given New Delhi a freehand to deal with Jammu & Kashmir.
According to a party press release issued here, addressing public meetings at Pohrupeth, Hangah and Qalamabad today, Er. Rasheed said “revoking AFSPA should have been more a cause of concern and worry for New Delhi than Kashmiris as it has brought bad name to army and other agencies.”
He said mainstream parties especially NC and PDP should stop fooling masses “as revoking AFSPA has nothing to do with New Delhi”.
He said there are sufficient provisions in the Constitution which can be used by the State government “to get rid of this dirty book; but it seems that elected representatives have sold out their conscience and are shedding crocodile tears.
“The fact is neither Umar Abdullah nor Mehbooba Mufti want to take New Delhi head-on. Through their politics of deception and exploitation, they are indulged in a vicious game of misleading those who bring them to power.”
Rasheed said one has a right to ask if the successive State governments “are not even worth to get AFSPA removed, how can they resolve Kashmir issue?”
He said the world community and Indians themselves must try to read other side of the story also. “By not revoking AFSPA, New Delhi has surrendered before the will and the resistance of Kashmiris, and it is a proven fact that India is ruling Kashmir through the barrel of gun by driving power from the AFSPA.”
He said the claims of winning hearts and minds of Kashmiris have fallen flat and Indian Army “which claims to be the most disciplined army in the world, has confessed by calling AFSPA a holy book, that it has nothing to offer Kashmiris except dead bodies, bullets, pallets and humiliations.”