Jammu: The Langate lawmaker, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Wednesday warned the regional parties including National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party of dire consequences in case they continue to dilute the significance of Kashmir dispute.
Making his speech over governor’s address in assembly, Er Rasheed reiterated his stand on Kashmir dispute.
Er Rasheed lashed out at thecenter for misusing NIA for political goals. He criticized Mehbooba Mufti and Omer Abdullah for giving New Delhi and its agencies entry in every matter.
“While NIA is a professional organization, government should never use it for political gains and must ensure that credibility of NIA is kept intact. It is shameful that NIA has been used to suppress those peaceful political voices in J&K, who seek resolution to seventy year long pending dispute,” he said.
Er Rasheed condemned Omer Abdullah and other members of the house for maintaining complete silence over NIA issue.
Questioning his summoning by NIA and the media propaganda, Er Rasheed said that Zahoor Watali was not a criminal and if meeting him is a crime then not only Omer Abdullah but more than a dozen senior members from both the sides of house have very close relationship with Zahoor Watali and why should NIA be used only against him for vested political interests.
He also gave details of his property to the State Accountability Commission through the speaker and urged that all his assets should be examined, so that people’s faith in public representatives gets restored, following a false propaganda campaign of TV Channels and other vested sections.
Er Rasheed reminded PDP about the lecture delivered by Lord Megnard on Late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s anniversary and asked PDP to explain why not to accept the advice of their esteemed guest, who clearly spoke in favour of plebiscite.
He said that “it is strange that what I have been advocating inside the assembly, Lord Megnard was pleading same at Zorawar Stadium few days back and getting warm appreciation and applauds from Governor N. N. Vohra, Mehbooba Mufti , Nitish Kumar and Nirmal Singh.”
“If BJP doesn’t believe in plebiscite then it should have broken the alliance with PDP immediately after PDP’s special invitee Lord Megnard delivered his lecture,” he said.
Reminding BJP members of Narinder Modi’s remarks of ‘Baap Batay ki Sarkar’ and ‘Baap Beti Ki Sarkar’, MLA Langate dare them to say now ‘Bhaie Behen Ki Sarkar’ after Tasaduq Mufti’s induction in cabinet.
Er Rasheed asked the house either to work for the resolution of Kashmir dispute or it must keep its mandate limited to developmental issues only and not to mislead people in the name of autonomy and self-rule.
He rejected PDP leader’s claims made in the house that Hurriyat is showing rigidity and doesn’t want to talk. Mla Langate termed PDP stand as ‘misleading’ and reminded Mehbooba Mufti and her colleagues of the fact that Mirwaiz, Yaseen Malik and five militant commanders talked to New Delhi in the past, but got nothing except losing their credibility for the want of sincerity from New Delhi’s side.
Er Rasheed added that Kashmiris are neither communal, nor want a resolution on geographical or communal lines but seek right to self determination as promised by India and Pakistan at United Nations.
Asking New Delhi not to harass truthful and genuine voices by using various agencies, Er Rasheed reiterated that seeking plebiscite on both the sides of LOC is not a crime and even if he is hanged for saying so he will do it again and again.