SRINAGAR: Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) chief and MLA Langate Er Abdul Rashid on Thursday appealed Indian leadership to shun “arrogance” and “stop misleading” the world community and accept Pakistan prime minister’s dialogue offer made at UN.
In a statement issued here, Rashid said, “Nawaz Sharief not only successfully highlighted the atrocities on Kashmir’s by India but also reminded the world community of its duties towards resolving their political disputes and coming out of Islamophobia.”
“He has proved Pakistan’s sincerity and will by asking UN to implement the terms and conditions required for holding plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir.
India should understand that its claim of accusing Pakistan being a terrorist state has no takers, as all those movements which India brands as terrorist movements are offshoots of Afghan Jihad, which was initiated, supported and organised by world community,” he said.
If India has a right to claim that “India’s terrorists cannot be Pakistan’s freedom fighters”, then what is wrong in Pakistan’s claim that “yesterday’s martyrs and freedom fighters cannot be today’s terrorists”, he asked.
“Nawaz Sharief has successfully explained that UN charter allows all those nations, who are deprived of right to self determination, to resist occupation forces and, as such, if he has said Burhan Wani is a role model for Kashmiri youth what is wrong in that? It would be in India’s own interest to respond positively to Pakistan’s call for dialogue rather propagating hate and war mongering,” the legislator said.