AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed retreated that restoration of Autonomy is not the solution and Kashmiris will accept nothing less than plebiscite as a solution to the Kashmir issue.
According to a statement issued here, AIP today celebrated State Flag Day in Srinagar by hoisting the state flag and singing the state anthem in a Municipal Park at Jawahar Nagar locality.
Speaking on the occasion MLA Langate said that, till final resolution, Kashmiris have to ensure that India doesn’t weaken further all those provisions or the status which state is enjoying, whether it is State flag or Article 370 they are all ample proof to prove that J&K is not India’s Integral part.
Meanwhile, Er. Rasheed condemned the central government for indulging in character assassination campaign against Hurriyat leaders.
“If Hurriyat leaders are terrorists then why did Manmohan Singh talked to Yaseen Malik and Lal Krishan Advani to Mirwaiz Umer Farooq,” said Er Rasheed.
Er. Rasheed lashed out at Mehbooba Mufti for allowing the raids by NIA and said that Mehbooba Mufti has surrendered her self-respect to New Delhi.
“While blaming Zakir Moosa for promoting ISIS ideology, New Delhi and others should not forget that ISIS or Al Qaeda are the outcome of huge atrocities on Muslims on the globe and denying them their fundamental rights”. He said
Er Rasheed asserted that New Delhi should talk to the Hurriyat leaders to resolve the Kashmir issue.
“New Delhi is just playing Zakir Moosa card to divert attention from the real issue and if it is really worried about Zakir Moosa’s agenda why doesn’t New Delhi talk to people like Geelani to resolve Kashmir dispute”.
Er. Rasheed also criticised Indian media for defaming Islam and added that those crying caliphate should understand that the perception of the caliphate is not against any religion, region or community.
“People have a right to oppose the idea of caliphate but must understand that caliphate is a system of governing and the rights of all citizens are protected within the concept of the caliphate,” He said.
Er. Rasheed demanded that state Govt. should ensure that state flag flies high at High Court and other places and also demanded that 7th of June should be declared a state holiday.