GoI’s unrealistic approach to Kashmir pushing youth towards radicalisation: Er Rashid

Shopian: Member of Legislative Assembly, Engineer Abdul Rashid on Sunday said that government of India’s “unrealistic attitude” towards Kashmir was pushing the youth towards “radicalization”.
In a statement, Er Rashid asked New Delhi not to disgrace and humiliate Kashmiris on every other issue and stressed PDP and NC to show a united face at least on issues pertaining to governance and seeking resolution to the political aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir.
As part of his public mobilisation campaign seeking IIT, IIM and IIMC for Kashmir, Rashid interacted with people in Shopian district.
“Although every town and hamlet in the state has suffered worst during last 25 years but the people of Shopian have often offered stiff and tough resistance to the highhandedness of state apparatus,” Rashid said.
“It is government of India’s arrogant and unrealistic attitude (which) is pushing youth of Kashmir towards radicalization,” he said.
Rashid said that had GoI shown a bit of sincerity in the last 25 years in resolving the burning issue of Jammu & Kashmir, the situation would have been all together different.
“Kashmiris don’t have a hobby of carrying out processions and taking out to streets but they have no option as New-Delhi has been constantly creating confusion in Kashmir and misleading the world community,” he said.
“There is every reason why IIT, IIM and IIMC should be established in Kashmir as who doesn’t know how difficult it is for Kashmiri students to study in institutions outside the Valley as every time there are huge apprehensions about their security and well being due to the fact that radical elements in every part of India leave no stone unturned to disgrace and harm Kashmiri students,” he added.
He said that all mainstream parties, lawyers, transporters and Hurriyat fractions need to understand the significance of establishing these institutions and there has to be a broad based consensus among these political and social organisations to force New-Delhi to agree to the genuine demand.

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