Jammu: The Langate lawmaker, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Tuesday staged a protest inside as well as the outside assembly to press the government for the construction of tunnel for Karnah and Gurez residents.
He also said that a PhD scholar, Manan Wani’s joining militant ranks is defeat of operation all out.
Er Rasheed as per the statement issued here reiterated his stand that if India cannot give a tunnel to the people of border areas then it must allow the population to migrate to other side of LOC.
“While people on the other side of LOC in Pak Administered Kashmir are enjoying every basic amenity, people on this side of LOC are forced to live in Stone Age and their lives have become a hell. Every year people continue to die and successive governments make huge promises but do nothing to end the sufferings of people of Gurez and Karnah,” he said.
Expressing solidarity and sympathy with people of Karnah, who have been protesting since last three days for construction of tunnel at Sadhna, MLA Langate appealed Govt to fulfill their long pending genuine demand to save human lives.
Er Rasheed was marshaled out from the Assembly when he raised the issue of Bandipora youth who were booked for allegedly singing Pakistani anthem during a cricket match.
Arguing in the well of house, Er Rasheed said that if youth have sung Pakistani anthem, it is failure of the government at state, centre, policy makers and those calling themselves mainstream politicians.
Er Rasheed said that since New Delhi has failed to take any concrete initiative to resolve Kashmir dispute and the leaders from both main stream and separatist camp have failed to deliver, as such the youth after losing faith in everyone see no resolution to Kashmir dispute through the current characters.
He told house that when voice of people like Geelani is not heard and same harsh, time buying and rude behavior is being adopted by the centre the outcome is that even well read scholars like Manan Wani find no option but to take to arms.
“Manan Wani’s joining militancy is defeat of operation all out,” he said, adding that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti herself even used green dress to give people a notion that she loves Pakistan and if Bandipora cricket players have done something similar what is their fault.
However, amid heated arguments, Er Rasheed was marshaled out from the assembly.