Jammu: Langate legislator and chairman of Awami Ittihad Party Engineer Sheikh Rasheed was marshaled out of assembly after heated arguments with BJP members at the end of his speech. Participating in debate over uprising and killings in Kashmir Rasheed said the debate could not resolve Kashmir dispute.
“Can this debate get some innocent released from jail, punish someone who killed innocents or bring somebody’s life back,” he asked.
Rasheed, according to a statement of his party, reiterated that J&K had never been India’s integral part nor will remain in future, unless people of J&K decide it through a plebiscite. He said Delhi has unrealistic stand and colonial attitude towards people of J&K. Rasheed said while just few hundred people participated in the funeral of late Chief Minister Mufti Sahab, about fifty thousand participated in the funeral of Abu Qasim, a non state subject, only for the reason that for Kashmiris militants are not terrorists. Those citing 1987 rigid elections as a reason to militancy are absolutely wrong in saying so, as the history is witness to the fact that when people are deprived of their fundamental rights it gives birth to Yasir Arafat, Subash Chandra Bose, Raj Guru or Burhan Wani. Let the world understand that lahks of people don’t turn up to the funeral of terrorists and the huge funeral of Burhan is enough to conclude that while state is ruling through the barrel of gun, Burhan was ruling the hearts of people. “It is not New Delhi but Burhan and Abu Dujana ruling the state,” he said.