Rasheed condemns harassment of students, teachers in HMT

Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) President and MLA Langate Engineer Abdul Rasheed on Mondayaccused security forces of starting a new series of ‘state terrorism’ against people in the entire Valley.

According to the statement issued here, ER Rasheed while interacting with various deputations in Srinagar today condemned the harassment of teachers and students by troopers of 2 RR at a private school in HMT without their any fault.

“In the name of giving protection to army convoy, not only that people travelling in private and public vehicles face a lot of humiliation from Qazigund to Karnah, but their precious time is being wasted in the name of giving safe passage to convoys. As such on most of the occasions students fail to make it to their schools and examination halls well in time,” he said.

MLA Langate also accused army of ‘terrorizing and brutalizing’ common masses in entire Shopian district. “There can be nothing disgraceful than the fact that Army has been given free hand to thrash and drag residents mostly youth from their houses in every area of Shopian district,” he said.

He said that during nights Army pelts stones on the houses and thus provokes the locals. “Those entering mosques to offer evening and morning prayers are often humiliated and ordered to prove their identity,” AIP president added.

MLA Langate said that all these acts are ‘shameful’ and speak of the ‘sick and arrogant mindset’ security agencies especially army has developed, the reason being that they get appreciation from everywhere outside Kashmir for humiliating and terrorizing Kashmiris.

Er Rasheed reiterated that all these colonial measures would never help New Delhi in establishing its writ on the ground as Kashmiris have decided to pay the cost whatsoever for getting their Right to Self-Determination.


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