Make education your priority: Er Rasheed appeals students

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‘JK Police must ask New Delhi to resolve Kashmir’

SRINAGAR: Appealing students to return to studies and avoid continuously taking to streets, Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Saturdaysaid New Delhi is losing every moral battle in Kashmir.
After completing his day-long fast in Srinagar along with dozens of his colleagues, Rasheed while talking to media said, “From pro-resistance leadership to common men, every Kashmiri has a deep desire that our children, who are victims of conflict, brutalities and state terrorism should get best education. Despite all propaganda, Kashmiri youth has proved its worth not only in competitive exams but outside India as well. Kashmiri scholars and scientists have performed miracles and wonders in various fields.”
“Despite frequent strikes, facing humiliation on daily basis at the hands of security forces, Kashmiri students have been doing far better than anyone else in routine exams. There is no dearth of enemies of Kashmir who want to deprive (them) from education and are using it as a well designed and well crafted measure to make it a campaign that Kashmiris want schools and colleges closed frequently.”
The independent MLA said while students have every right to express their sentiments and they must, “on rare occasions”, carry out peaceful processions but they should not forget that getting education and improving their talent has to be their basic objective and political matters should be left to the leaders.
Accusing a section of J&K Police of carrying out brutalities on their own people including students, AIP president appealed families of policemen to “intervene and ask (your) bread earners working in J&K police to show restrain and not forget that they are part of the society and cannot always fight their own people through bullets and pallets and still run away”.
“Every single cop needs to realise that hundreds of policemen too have lost their near and dear ones at the hands of security forces or during protests seeking right to self determination. Kids of policemen too are also part of the protests everywhere, as being Kashmiris they have the same sentiments as that of every Kashmiri. They must ask their masters louder and clear that whatsoever is happening in J&K is not a law and order problem but a political issue and New Delhi has no moral right to pitch Kashmiris against each other.”
Er Rasheed appealed masses in general and students in particular “not to allow the communal and fringe elements in Jammu any chance to communalise the situation or create hurdles in delivering justice for the 8-year-old victim Asifa”.