Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh Thursday said has said that organizations like ‘Panun Kashmmir’ do not represent the sentiments of Kashmiri Pandit community.
MLA Langate according to the statement issued here was reacting over the Kashmiri Pandit Organization president Ashwani Kumar Chrangoo’s demand to abrogate Article 370 and 35-A from Indian constitution.
Er Rasheed said that Chrangoo should apologize for his meaningless, irresponsible and anti-state remarks and needs to read the history to understand the significance of Article 35-A or Article 370.
“The claims that these Articles have strengthened separatism and terrorism in Kashmir don’t even deserve a response but just to set record straight, one must understand that Article 35-A benefits and safeguards interests of people of the state as a whole and not those of any particular community or region,” he said, adding that by opposing Article 35-A, Chungoo and sick minded people of his nature have got exposed and they don’t even have a right to be called as Kashmiris.
“It is the people with such biased and communal intention for whom the migration of Kashmiri Pandits has become an industry and they never want any resolution to political issues,” he said, adding that majority of the Kashmiri Pandits not only want special status of state to be protected but also the resolution to the long pending dispute, so that people in the entire region live with peace and honor.
He accused Chungoo and many like him of hatching conspiracies against the interests of state and misleading people of India for their vested interests.