SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Sunday appealed New Delhi to “(refrain) from harassing and humiliating Kashmiris (in) one way or the other just to avoid a dignified resolution of J&K dispute”.
In a statement, Rasheed said it is legal and moral responsibility of state government to find out the truth behind braid chopping incidents.
Rasheed was interacting with people in Handwara and adjoining areas on Sunday. He said New Delhi needs to understand that Kashmir dispute is not creation of any individual or amalgam but the bitter outcome of the partition of 1947.
“Crushing voice of all those political leaders, individuals or organisations by various means who speak about realities and aspirations of masses, will take New Delhi nowhere as the burden of history can never ever be written off by using suppression and oppression at various levels,” he said.
The AIP president said by disrespecting the genuine voices and indulging in “mud sliding”, New Delhi is going to achieve nothing except complicating the problem further.
He said nabbing those involved in shameless acts of braid chopping is itself a question of credibility for police administration as state police has been on and often wasting very little time in claiming unmasking bigger conspiracies and gangs.
Rasheed said people have a right to know from police that why couldn’t it show and utilise same professionalism in resolving the braid chopping cases. He appealed masses to show maturity and restrain while dealing with braid chopping incidents. “Rumour mongers and other miscreants within society need to be identified