Kashmir neither was, nor is or will be integral part of India: Rashid to Rajnath

Hails Greater Pir-Panchal Unity Forum for supporting the cause

Srinagar: Coming down heavily on Rajnath Singh’s claim during a press conference in Srinagar that J&K was, is and will remain India’s integral part , AIP leader MLA Er Rashid has said that claim is far away from reality.

In a statement, Er Rashid said “J&K was never Integral Part of India and was infact a sovereign country when Indians were slaves of Britishers . Unfortunately the moment India achieved freedom and despite not being able to keep its own country together and it broke up into three,  it occupied J&K by using , immoral and dirty means and people of Jammu & Kashmir have been fighting from 27th Oct, 1947 till date against India’s occupation and have offered more than five lakh sacrifices . If Rajnath Singh or any Indian can rule Kashmir as on date, it is by the courtesy of barrel of gun”.

Er Rashid asked ‘Rajnath Singh if India continues to be in denial mood while acknowledging the disputed nature of J&K , may he ask what is the fun of sending all parties delegation, promising to talk stake holders and begging for resolution from door to door’.

He said “ such arrogant, irresponsible, unrealistic and  confusing claims are not new but have yet again exposed India as the Indian successive Govt.s have often `tried to buy the time and maintain the status quo”.

Er Rashid also hailed people of Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley who have rejected the demand of separate state hood for Jammu and made it clear that Jammu doesn’t mean two and a half districts but it includes thousands of villages and towns from Pir Panchal to Chenab.

Er Rashid offered his full support to Greater Pir Panchal Unity Forum and said that every Kashmiri is of firm belief that the ‘whole state is a disputed territory and demand of separate state hood by communal forces is just an attempt to dilute Kashmir cause’.

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