Handwara: Asking New Delhi to learn lessons from the celebrations held all across Kashmir after Pakistan’s victory over India in Champions Trophy, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Abdul Rasheed Sheikh Monday said that the anti-India sentiment has got deep rooted cutting across political, sectarian or any other lines in Kashmir.
In a statement issued here Rasheed said that It was strange that Indian TV Channels were still trying to distort the facts and putting their own narratives and fabricated versions.
“The way Kashmiris celebrated Pakistan’s victory over India in Champions Trophy, not only in cities and towns, but in the remotest hamlets from Kupwara to Kishtawar, it is proven
beyond doubt that New Delhi is ruling through the barrel of the gun and has failed miserably to win hearts and minds of even those who had some corner for New Delhi in Kashmir. It is strange that even large numbers of cops belonging to local police were praying for Pakistan which is an ample proof that New Delhi’s grip on Kashmir is now only through the courtesy of military might. The celebrations have proved like a referendum against India’s all arrogances”. Rasheed said.
He said that though sports have to be always delinked from politics and Kashmiris are not enemies of India, “but it is New Delhi and its harsh media which has always shamelessly and without a logic used cricket to score political points over Pakistan.”