SRINAGAR: Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) chief and MLA Langate Er Rasheed Wednesday asked New Delhi stop “lying” to world community by “misinterpreting” whatsoever is happening in the streets of Kashmir.
In a statement issued today, Rasheed said, “New Delhi starts talking about Kashmir only when situations take ugly turn but once things returned to so called normalcy, New Delhi shamelessly starts celebrating its failures.”
“While from US State Department to UN Secretary General everybody is showing its concern and seeks peaceful resolution to the Kashmir dispute, New Delhi is busy in finding excuses to justify its terror on streets of Kashmir. It is unfortunate that not only PM Narendra Modi but all political parties including Congress, are running away from the problem and are not only trying to present J&K issue as a law and order problem but are busy in scoring political points over each other. However, they know better, whether it is armed struggle of 1989, Amarnath land row of 2008, situation after the rape and murder of Asia and Neelofar in 2009, unrest of 2010 or now the killing of Burhan Wani and other incidents from time to time, all these incidents do just act like triggers to give an outburst to the anti-India and pro-Azaadi sentiments among masses,” he said.
Rather blaming Pakistan, Rasheed said, “GoI should understand that world community doesn’t need India’s or Pakistan’s permission to speak for the sufferings of Kashmiri people and sooner or later world community will have to force and facilitate a peaceful settlement.”
He added, “Indian leaders have lost moral ground to appeal for calm in Kashmir, as they have not been only running away from UN Resolutions but have used Shimla and Tashkant Agreements always to buy time and bury the real issue.”
“Before discussing Kashmir in close door, power corridors, GoI should tender unconditional and sincere apology from Kashmiris for eroding the very basics of conditional Instrument of Accession, creating a record in making false promises to resolve dispute, adding salt to the injuries of Kashmiris by appointing interlocutors in 2010, establishing Kashmir committees and opening various retail shops to weaken the justified resistance movement of Kashmiris. New Delhi has not only humiliated the Separatists from time to time in the name of dialogue but has reduced the so called mainstream political parties to the level of casual labourers. Unionist politicians have lost their credibility as New Delhi has used them like tissue papers from time to time. Despite the fact that Kashmiris have maintained communal harmony under worst circumstances, New Delhi has exposed yet its hatred towards Kashmiris by showing more concern over Amarnath Yatris and Kashmiri Pandits rather caring about precious loss of lives. Unless national level political parties don’t understand the significance of resolution of Kashmir issue, situation will continue to be like a volcano and not only Kashmiris but India itself will also get sleepless nights.”