While refuting the allegations of Indian media, of making huge properties, Awami Ittihad Party supremo and MLA Langate Er Rasheed today released the details his properties before media.
He challenged the media to prove his property statement wrong or their claims true. Er Rasheed said that Indian government and a section of media have started a common campaign of character assassination against the Kashmiri leadership. He however said that he is planning to sue these channels for the false propaganda in J&K High court and all other available forums.
Addressing a hurriedly called press conference here Er Rasheed said “While watching television last night he was shocked to find a television channel, claiming to be number one, accusing that Er Rasheed has raised huge properties. He said that though the Indian television channels stand already discredited in Kashmir however it was hard to imagine that these so called journalists will stoop so low.”
Er Rasheed revealed details of his income from all sources including that got through the salary of his family and of his own. He said that in addition to this income he and his brother have raised bank loan to the tune of almost sixty lakh rupees.
While providing the bank account numbers and he said, “Anybody is free to investigate into the claims. I have a small house in Jammu built of 5 Marla’s of land which was purchased even before I became the MLA in 1996.”
He reiterated that since Kashmiris have decided to achieve right to self-determination so they are ready to face any kind of accusations, torture or suppression at the hands of Govt. of India and its agencies. “Let Govt. of India, its agencies and its media do whatever they wish but it should be clear to India that it has to attend to the demands to right to self-determination of Kashmiris sooner or later. He seconded the allegations of resistance leadership that the NIA was being used as a tool against those Kashmiri leaders who refuse to succumb to the pressure and continue to pursue the goal of right to self-determination”.
He further said that Kashmiri people have very easily understood how New Delhi is hell bent upon framing, humiliating and torturing their leadership just to stop it from the demand of plebiscite for which Kashmiri nation has been sacrificing for decades now.
Er Rasheed announced that his party as mark of protest towards biased Indian TV channels will boycott their shows for a period of one month and further course of action will be taken after that.