Army killed cricket playing youngsters in Kashmir
Srinagar: Lambasting Indian cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Virinder Sehwag for their threatening and objectionable comments towards Kashmiris, legislator Sheikh Abdul Rasheed on Friday reminded the cricket stars to introspect and answer if they have ever condemned any incident of state terrorism or atrocities on unarmed Kashmiris.
According to a statement, addressing a function organized at Gurdawara Singhpora on eve of Baisakhi Rasheed appealed all minorities in India and Kashmir to wake up as the radical right wing Hindu forces have created a war like situation for the minorities. “Before claiming J&K to be India’s Integral part and asking Kashmiris to go Pakistan both the cricketers need to understand that J&K is not a international Cricket Match between India and Pakistan, but a human tragedy and an internationally recognised dispute between India and Pakistan. If the celebrities are so concerned about slapping or pelting a stone on a security force personnel they must first speak for those blooming cricketers like Nayeem from Handwara, who was often nick named as Kashmir’s Sachin Tendulkar but were silenced forever by the ruthless bullets of those security forces whom Sehwag, Gambhir and others are praising. Let Sehwag, Gambhir and others answer why were small kids including Tufail Matoo and those playing cricket butchered with bullets in Dudipora Handwara, Bangergund and other places by the forces despite the fact that they were not holding stones but bat and ball in their blooming hands. Let both the international Cricket stars visit Kashmir and see the brutal face of so called security forces who have blinded hundreds of minor kids and all this goes unnoticed due to media gag in Kashmir and biased behaviour of so called national media”.