Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rasheed on Wednesday asked India and Pakistan to stop using sacrifices and sufferings of Kashmiris for their political objectives.
Er Rasheed in a statement issued here urged the two neighbouring countries to concentrate on dividends of ‘peace rather those of animosity’.
While interacting with people from different walks of life in Anantnag today, MLA Langate said that the blame game and leveling changes against each other at United Nations will take them nowhere and for the welfare of the people of sub-continent may need to resolve Kashmir dispute through principals of justice and in light of historic perspective.
“New Delhi should not forget the words of its own Prime Minister Narinder Modi on Aug 15, claiming to embarrass Kashmiris, but his words need to be matched with actions on the ground,” he said.
He said that after his speech, many innocents lost their lives, Nasrullah Khan of Devar Lolab is yet fighting for his life and his another colleague Manzoor Ahmad Khan is missing in the custody of security forces.
“The actions at the ground are enough to believe that New Delhi believes in denying justice when it comes to Kashmiris and often wastes no time in using every rumour and opportunity to humiliate and disgrace them,” he said.
AIP president said that with eight lakh soldiers deployed in Kashmir and armed with all draconian laws, New Delhi can never claim to be like a saint but must admit its huge guilt and ensure some justice to people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“It will be in New Delhi’s own interests to come out of its confusions and agree to resolve Kashmir dispute by respecting sacrifices, sentiments and aspirations of Kashmiri people besides fulfilling commitments made at national and international forums,” he said.
Er Rasheed also welcomed UN Human Rights Commissioner, Zaid Raad al Hussain’s appeal to allow fact finding teams to both sides of Kashmir to take stock of grave human rights violations and said that “if both countries treat J&K beyond a piece of land they must allow international organizations to visit the area.”