Won’t allow Kashmir to become another Palestine: MLA Rashid

Jammu: Reacting to the statement of Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed that government proposes having separate satellite townships for Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, MLA Langate Engineer Rashid Sunday said that his party won’t allow “Kashmir to become another Palestine.”
“The homeland demand is aimed at making Kashmir another Palestine which won’t be allowed to happen,” a statement quoting Rashid’s speech at the Legislative Assembly said.
Rashid further said that Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) are part and parcel of Kashmiri society and they need to win the trust of majority community.
“They (KPs) should fight alongside the majority for the just resolution of Kashmir issue and they should not concentrate only on getting packages, perks and privileges and enjoy sufferings of Kashmiri Muslims,” he added.
He said that the KPs should not “go after absurd demands.”
“They should live among their Muslim brethren in Kashmir valley. Setting separate townships or colonies are surrendering to demands of communal groups like Panun Kashmir.”
“All this suggests that Kashmir is being turned into next Palestine which would never be allowed to happen and will be fought with full vigor and zest.”
He said that the government led by Mufti Sayeed should focus on solving burning issues rather “than acting as a facilitator in fulfilling fascist demands of New Delhi.” “Right minded people, sane voices will not allow getting Kashmir converted into jungle of fascism and aboriginality of this land will be protected at all costs,” he added.
The statement further stated that during the discussion Rashid had a heated debate over BJP members during his speech as they termed MLA Engineer Rashid as “agent of Pakistan.”
He condemned the BJP and its ally members for showing hatred towards Pakistan and abusing her. “Raising abusive slogans against Pakistan is highly condemnable ,by doing so you cannot achieve anything instead you all should ask India to shun its rigidity, accept the ground realities of Kashmir and think seriously about the much needed resolution of (Kashmir)dispute,” the statement quoted Rashid as saying.