SRINAGAR: Hundreds of students, scholars, teachers and people from different walks of life joined solidarity march with Kashmiris held in Jawahar Lal Nehru (JNU) University Campus and organised by All India Students Association (AISA) and supported by various student organisations.
Addressing the gathering at the end of the march, independent lawmaker Er Rasheed appreciated the concern shown by the intellectuals and participants and appealed masses to come forward and save the humanity in Kashmir by forcing the state to stop its aggression against unarmed masses, a statement issued by Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) said Saturday evening.
“Let people of India understand that we are not enemies of India and want a political resolution to the dispute in light of UN resolutions,” Rasheed told the gathering, “the people of India are being misled by their successive governments and it leaves no stone unturned to hide ugly atrocities on Kashmiris.”
Rasheed said, “Whatsoever is being said inside and outside parliament is nothing but a desperate attempt to buy time and delay the resolution to Kashmir dispute.”
Rasheed, who was flanked by his spokesperson Inam un Nabi, appealed think tanks, scholars and young Indian masses to ask New Delhi not to kill Kashmiris in the name of “so-called national interest”
“Whatsoever is happening in Kashmir is an indigenous mass uprising against India’s history of broken promises,” he said.
Rasheed further added that the sincere efforts of various liberal and right thinking intellectuals can force GoI to resolve the dispute.
Besides others Shehla Rashid Shora, Umar Khalid and Prof Shuddhabrata Sengupta addressed the gathering, the statement said.