Won’t tolerate dilution of special status of Kashmir: Rashid

Srinagar: MLA Langate and Awami Ittihaad Party president Engineer Rashid Sunday said that scuttling the special status of Kashmir would not be allowed.
In a statement Rashid said, “BJP should bear in mind that Kashmiris have not taken the arms for Article 370 but for the just and honourable resolution of Kashmir dispute and any move aimed at scuttling the special status of Kashmir would be fought with tooth and nail by the AIP.”
He said that both National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party are eager to have tie-up with BJP. “Be it the issue of Article 370 or matter of reserving seats for Kashmiri Pandits, NC and PDP both have maintained a criminal silence over the issue as both are eager to have an alliance with BJP. Autonomy slogan raised by NC, Self Rule slogan raised by PDP are just a mere eyewash and slogans aimed at diluting the real issue of Kashmir,” said Rashid.