‘Aung San Suu Ki’s presence has hurt Muslims’
SRINAGAR: Awami Ittihad Party (AIP) on Friday accused the police of “stooping low” by harassing its president Er Rasheed on the eve of the Republic Day of India.
Party spokesperson Adv Maajid Banday in a statement said, “Policemen kept knocking the main gate of Er Rasheed’s Srinagar residence early morning and around 8 am, the SHO Rajbagh entered the residence and asked Er Rasheed not to leave his residence till the Republic Day parade is over.”
He said the SHO left and policemen in civvies were deployed outside the residence. “However later in the day, when Er Rasheed left the residence to attend some programme, policemen in civvies followed him throughout the way and put questions to him that were none of their business,” he said. “The police action has yet again exposed the myth of democracy. Those claiming J&K to be getting benefitted from Indian democracy must realise that the real power in J&K lies with the men in uniform and public representatives are just like rubber stamps,” the spokesperson said. “However such dirty actions of the administration would strength our resolve to continue our fight for a peaceful resolution to the dispute.”
The AIP spokesperson asked New Delhi to introspect why Kashmir wore a deserted look while India was celebrating the Republic Day.
He also expressed his deep anger and anguish over the presence of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, “who is responsible for genocide of thousands of innocent Muslims”, at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
“By inviting her, New Delhi has not only hurt the sentiments of Muslims but all those who believe in humanity and harmony,” the spokesperson said.\