Er Rasheed condemns killing of pro-freedom leader, visits his residence 

Budgam: Reiterating that violence is not a solution to any issue, Awami Itehaad party (AIP) president and MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Friday condemned the killing of Pro-Resistance activist Mohd Yousuf Nadeem and expressed solidarity with the family.

The Langate legislator also visited the house of the slain pro-freedom leader at Sandipora Budgam where he addressed a gathering and said that resolution to Kashmir dispute through Right to Self Determination is the only way to stop humility from bleeding.

“Those trying to divide Kashmiris on Geographical, ethnic, communal and sectarian lines need to understand the fact that the resolution of Kashmir issue is deep desire of every Kashmiri for the reason having sacrificed a lot and have a strong argument and logic while seeking a resolution to dispute,” he said, adding that hundreds like Nadeem faced hardships throughout their life and ultimately had to pay a huge cost for calling spade a spade.

He said that the security agencies have always been very prompt in claiming and ascertaining those behind mysterious killings, but their silence over Nadeem’s killing leaves many questions unanswered.

Er Rasheed cautioning New Delhi about its delaying tactics in resolving Kashmir dispute and appealed saner voices in India to play their role for starting a meaningful dialogue between India, Pakistan and Kashmiris, so that J & K dispute is resolved in accordance with the principals of justice and also matching the sentiments and sacrifices of people of Jammu and Kashmir.

He also visited Bilal Kawa’s residence at Aali Kadal downtown Srinagar who was arrested in New Delhi for fake charges and released few days back.

Congratulating the family for his release, Er Rasheed said that there are scores of innocent Kashmiris still languishing in Jails outside state, whose only crime is that they are Muslims and Kashmiris.

He appealed international community to persuade New Delhi to release all Kashmiri political prisoners and those who have been put under continuous detention for false charges.



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