Lashing out at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for her remarks that third party intervention over J&K will turn it into Syria and Afghanistan, Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sunday said that either Mehbooba Mufti is ill informed or has to speak every single word according to the needs of her ‘masters’.
While interacting with various deputations in Srinagar today, Er Rasheed said that Mehbooba should know that China and America are already playing their role over the Kashmir dispute since long.
“If Americans don’t have a role why is PM Modi begging before America to ask Pakistan to stop interfering in J&K and why is New Delhi celebrating Salah-ud-din being declared a terrorist by US. While Chinese have also occupied some portion of J&K, they are already in partnership with Pakistan to construct CPEC passing through the dispute territory. It is Chinese who have been backing Masood Azhar at international forums,” he said.
He said that as such down playing role of international powers like America and China means nothing but stabbing Kashmiris.
“If Mehbooba talks about issue being bilateral and refers to Shimla, Tashkand and other bilateral agreements, may she answer why doesn’t New Delhi show iota of commitment, sincerity and willingness to talk to Pakistan for the resolution of Issue. Who doesn’t know that all these bilateral agreements have been failed. New Delhi has been using these so called bilateral agreements only to kill time and mislead the world,” he said.
He said that isn’t it disgracing that New Delhi after engaging pro-resistance leadership in talks is now keen bent to defame them and even labels every Hurriyat leader as a Pakistani spy and a terrorist.
Rasheed accused Mehbooba of misleading everyone and acting like ‘mouth piece of New Delhi’. “Had Mehbooba Mufti been well wisher of Kashmiris, she should have forced Narinder Modi to agree to right to self determination as there is no other workable formula which could fulfill the basic standards of justice. It is stupid and irresponsible on her behalf to claim that J&K will become Syria or Afghanistan if Americans or Chinese intervene for the resolution of Kashmir dispute,” he said.
MLA Langate said that in fact the status-quo suits not only New Delhi but few Kashmiri families including that of Mehbooba Mufti and common Kashmir continue to lose their lives, honor and self respect on daily basis. “If Mehbooba or Omer Abdullah couldn’t get AFSPA revoked even from a district or release a political prisoner like Masrat Alam, Aasia Indrabi, Qasim Faktoo or someone else on their own will, why should they try to be more loyal than the king and more Indians than the Indians themselves,”. he said.
He ridiculed Mehbooba Mufti for connecting stone pelting with attack on policemen by Army at Gund Ganderbal and said that rather showing some shame over the incident she tried to defend the Army ‘goons’.