Reacting to the CM Mehbooba Mufti’s comment on Kashmir as Indian’s crown, AIP supreme and MLA Langate, Er. Rasheed said that “why she is then advocating for talks with Hurriyat day in and day out”.
According to a statement issued here, Rasheed was interacting with the people of various sections of society in Srinagar today.
Er. Rasheed said that Mehbooba Mufti’s claim that Kashmir is the crown of India, has exposed her hypocrisy and duplicity.
“Mehbooba Mufti should explain what Hurriyat has to talk to New Delhi or what has New Delhi to offer to Hurriyat if J&K is India’s integral part. She needs to be reminded that J&K had never been India’s crown or integral part but is an internationally recognised disputed territory and her claim J&K to be India’s crown is just endorsing New Delhi’s arrogant viewpoint,” He said.
Meanwhile, reacting to BJP’s demand to abandon the practice of bi-annual Durbar Move, Er. Rasheed said that it would be in the interest of entire state if Srinagar is restored as the permanent capital of the state.
“There is no reason to disagree with the fact that Durbar Move has yielded nothing except adding to the miseries of common masses in the entire state. The practice has become entertainment and tour like tradition for the elite class including politician and bureaucrats. It is purely an administrative issue and if delinked from politics, can become a move to provide some better governance to the people of state”. Rasheed said.
He said that all the political parties and various other organisations need to have a sincere, time bound, broad-based and result-oriented consultation across the state before taking a final call on the issue.
Er. Rasheed also asked Mehbooba Mufti that if she truly believes some Indian TV channels are adding fuel to the fire why doesn’t she impose a ban on them in Kashmir.
“If at the directives of junior officers of home ministry she could ban thirty-four channels on false allegations and for the reason they were being run by Muslims and preaching Islam, why couldn’t she dare to ban those channels whom she is accusing of promoting hatred and violence,” He said.
Mehbooba Mufti had earlier said that Indian electronic media is spreading hatred in Kashmir and it should stop doing so.