Seeking unconditional release of dozens of youths allegedly accused in the lynching of Deputy SP Ayub Pandit, AIP supremo and MLA Langate, Er Rashid, on Sunday said that police and intelligence agencies have failed to crack the case.
However, to save their face, they have picked up dozens of youth from Nowhatta and surrounding areas.
Interacting with various delegations in Srinagar, Er. Rashid said, “Every Kashmiri has condemned this incident, but police forces are trying to cover up this unfortunate incident. Rather than accepting its professional lapses and guilt, they have picked up innocent youth, have beaten them and are constantly humiliating their families.
“It is shameful that even juveniles have not been spared. The police force must understand and realise that they can’t take on their own people without proper reasoning.”
Er Rashid condemned the summoning of Mirwaiz’s relatives by NIA to Delhi. He said, “The various tactics being used against Mirwaiz Umar Farooq are condemnable and deplorable. Let the authorities not forget that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq had never asked for security and nor is he having it by choice. Summoning and humiliating his relatives by NIA will not force anybody to compromise on the principle stand of Jammu and Kashmir issue.”