‘Mechanism to take care of families needed’
Handwara: MLA Langate and Handwara legislator Engineer Rasheed Thursday said paying tributes of martyrs wasn’t enough, a strategy to care of their families was required.
Rashid was speaking at a function to pay tributes to the martyrs of Jan 25, 1990 Handwara massacre on Thursday.
A statement issued by AIP said that people in large numbers attended a function organized by AIP at Handwara to pay tributes to martyrs of Handwara and Kupwara massacre carried by Indian troops on 25th and 26th January at Handwara and Kupwara respectively. Rich tributes were paid to the martyrs and special prayers were held on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Rasheed appealed for an introspection within the movement at all levels.
“The nation has sacrificed in all forms and it is now duty of the leadership to make sacrifices result oriented and ensure less loss to human lives. Bigger claims apart, leadership has failed to take care of the families of martyrs, most of whom are living in miserable conditions. Just crying and seeking justice may yield nothing unless Kashmiris don’t follow the right way and leadership will lay down a strategy that force New Delhi and Pakistan to listen them. While remembering every single martyr is our moral obligation but unless we don’t frame a mechanism that ensures redressal of issues of families of martyrs, we will achieve nothing,” Rasheed said.
He questioned New Delhi’s intentions and designs and said that while India is celebrating its republic day, Kashmiris have been deprived of justice and known killers of Kashmiris are roaming free.