Gen Rawat’s statement ‘provocative’: DFP

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SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed displeasure over the “confrontational” statement issued by Indian Army chief General Rawat “at a time when even pro-India political parties have started understanding the sensitivity of Kashmir issue”.
Terming the statement as provocative, a JKDFP spokesperson in a statement said that General Rawat’s present statement is in contrast to his last one where he had said that issues must be resolved mutually. “The arrogant people like General Rawat will see the success of Kashmiri people with their eyes,” he said.
“History bears witness to the fact that just movements have always achieved success against mightiest military powers of the world and General Rawat must read the freedom struggle of his own country for a glaring example of that. The British were adamant to stick in India but the steadfastness of then leaders compelled them to leave the subcontinent even after the fact that people were dependent on them. The freedom loving people of the subcontinent did not surrender and finally achieved their much cherished and deserved goal of freedom.”
“The people like General Rawat do not understand the realities of the issues and issue statements only to prolong their service by making their bosses happy,” he added.
DFP strongly believes that day is not far when India has to accept the ground realities of Kashmir dispute and come forward with a political resolution, the spokesperson said. “Kashmiris, who have sacrificed a lot to achieve their goal, cannot even think to surrender before Indian military might however they believe in resolving issues politically and politely.”
“Kashmiri people assure the world that despite provocative attitude of India, they will not leave the path of patience. We firmly believe that Azadi is our fate and people like General Rawat and the whole world will see it,” DFP spokesperson said.