Asking New Delhi to stop using lieutenant Umer Fayaz’s assassination to defame and humiliate Kashmiris for defending its ‘absolutely weak argument’ on Kashmir dispute, AIP Supremo, and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed Friday said that national media and ‘communal minded pseudo-intellectuals’ have entered into worst dirty character assassination race against Kashmiris.
In a statement issued here, Er. Rasheed was interacting with people in Handwara today.
Er. Rasheed lashed out at TV anchors and political analysts who try to create a division within Kashmiri society.
“It is worst than a joke that those killing Muslims in the name of protecting cows are accusing Kashmiris of radicalisation and Wahabisation just to avoid plebiscite. It is painful that retired Army Generals and TV anchors interpret the indigenous resistance movement by their own selfish, biased and anti-Muslim standards”. He said.
Commenting on the issue of a student of Kashmir University appearing for examination in handcuffs, Rasheed said that national media must have faced the heat.
“The TV anchors should know the answer to their questions from Tahir Mir that why he supports the mass resistance. It is a reality of broad day-light that Tahir and hundreds of others whose near and dear ones have lost their beloved ones during anti-militancy operations, do directly blame New Delhi for facilitating and creating an environment and a situation where Kashmiris were forced to be pitched against each other”, Rasheed said.
Er. Rasheed said there are dozens of Kashmiri soldiers who lost their lives but except glorifying their tragic deaths, they have not been paid even their due dues by their respective regiments or units.
He reminded about one Azad Ahmad War, a soldier from Mawer Langate working in Army, who lost his life at the hands of unknown gunmen but the family has not received any due compensation till date despite years have passed to his death.