Srinagar: Police on Monday barred AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er Rashid from visiting Chairman APHC (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to his residence, where Rasheed was to attend an already scheduled meeting with Huriyat Chairman, sources said.
As soon as Rashid reached Mirwaiz’s residence at Nageen Hazratbal, a police party stopped him from entering the house.
Party spokesman Inam Un Nabi who was accompanying Rashid has strongly condemned the act and accused the government of squeezing the space for political reconciliation and finding a common ground to fight for the rights of people of state.
Meanwhile, Rasheed in a statement while congratulating people of India on eve of their independence day has asked “why should Kashmiris be forced to hoist tri colour on eve of 15th August every year?”
“J&K never got freedom on 15th August 19 47 but in fact just 72 days after India won freedom, failing to understand the values of freedom, New Delhi by its military might snatched freedom of Kashmiris and has failed to full fill its promises of giving Kashmiris Right to Self Determination,” Rashhed said.
He added that 15th August has also lost its relevance due to the fact that New Delhi is using its institutions to humiliate and snatch the rights from people of Jammu & Kashmir. He added that AIP will observe India’s Independence Day as “a Black Day” and will hoist a black flag at Bakhshi Stadium to tell the common masses of India that “J&K is a disputed territory”.