SRINAGAR: Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) chief and MLA Langate Engineer Rasheed Saturday while castigating Union Home Minister’s visit to Kashmir, said that the visit itself has “exposed double standards” of Union Government.
In a statement issued today, Rasheed reminded Rajnath Singh that whenever Kashmiris felt to bullets of violence nobody cared.
“Rajnath Singh visited Kashmir in light of the attack on the CRPF personnel at Pampore,” he said, “while Rajnath Singh is at liberty to visit the state but Kashmiris have a right to know that if Home Minister is so worried about loss of human lives in the state, what stopped him from visiting Handwara where five innocents felt to bullets of security forces. Not even the state Chief Secretary or even Home Secretary bothered to visit Handwara to assess that why army and police used extra force against unarmed civilians and didn’t hesitate to kill even a 75 year old lady.”
“Before Home Minister’s visit, the high level team from New Delhi had taken stock of the situation and from both the high profile visits it was eminent that New Delhi is more worried about the security of Amarnath Yatra and army convoy passing through national highway and other places rather caring about lives of innocent citizens. The double standards of New Delhi were also visible when non-state subject students had created havoc in NIT Srinagar,” the MLA said.
“New Delhi didn’t show the same response when cops of J&K Police were killed in the streets of Srinagar, thus proving that for New Delhi life of every Kashmiri including policemen, is not as precious as that of an Indian national whosoever he may be and wants policemen to be used like scapegoats in J&K,” Rasheed said.