Uri: Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Saturday visited victims of cross border shelling in Uri and appealed both the neighboring countries including India and Pakistan to show restrain and maturity.
Er Rasheed according to the statement issued here asked the government to give alternate land to border migrants and all those who are under constant threat of cross LoC shelling in the entire state and must take other immediate and concrete steps to rehabilitate the border victims of Uri, who have been forced to migrate from their native places due to shelling and escalation of tension at the borders.
Amid heavy shelling at borders, Er Rasheed visited Uri and held detailed deliberations with the migrants.
Talking to media persons on the occasion, Er Rasheed said that “while saner voices on both the sides often claim that war is not a solution but no one in India dares to tell Narinder Modi and others that Kashmir dispute is the root cause of tension in the sub-continent and the dispute has proved to be the giant killer for people not only on both side of LoC but for innocent Kashmiris who have been butchered in thousands at the hands of security forces. While those who matter are just using words either to condemn the incidents or threaten each other, the common masses, militants and the soldiers live in a situation of uncertainty and chaos round the clock,” he said.
He urged New Delhi and Islamabad to include militant leadership and elected representatives in the dialogue process, which should calumniate at finding a durable resolution to Kashmir dispute, matching sentiments, aspirations and sacrifices of Kashmiri people.
Er Rasheed on the occasion announced providing coaching for all the children of effected families through ‘Joint Effort Trust’ and said despite all odds we may wait for many things but not for education.
He added that the state government has miserably failed to protect the rights of inhabitants of Selikote, Hatlanga, Charunda, Tilawari and Balkote, whose lives are always under constant threat as almost the whole population has been thrown on the other side of the LoC fencing.
MLA Langate asked the government to provide residential plots to each of the families rather than providing bunkers which may serve no purpose amid continuous escalation at the borders.