SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed, has accused government forces of starting a new series of “state terrorism” against people of valley.
As per a statement, Rasheed while interacting with various deputations in Srinagar condemned the harassment of teachers and students by troopers of 2 RR at a private school in HMT.
“In the name of giving protection to army convoy, not only that people travelling in private and public vehicles face lot of humiliation from Qazigund to Karnah, but their precious time is being wasted in giving safe passage to convoys. As such, on most of the occasions, students fail to make it to their schools and examination halls on time,” he said.
Rasheed also accused army of terrorising and brutalising people in Shopian district. “There can be nothing disgraceful than the fact that army has been given (a) free hand to thrash and drag residents mostly youth from their houses in every area of Shopian district. 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.”
The AIP president said all these acts are shameful and speak of the “sick and arrogant mindset” the government agencies especially the army has developed.
“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,” Rasheed said.