Recognise rights of people living along LoC: Er Rasheed to India, Pak

Recognise rights of people living along LoC: Er Rasheed to India, Pak

Karnah: AwamiIttehad Party (AIP) chief Er Rasheed on Wednesday urged the governments of India and Pakistan to recognise the rights of people living along the Line of Control (LoC).
According to the statement, he stated this while interacting with the people during his third day of his visit to Karnah Valley.
“No one cares about the sufferings of masses living on LoC. It is time for administration to change its attitude or people will be forced to shake the conscience of those at the helm of affairs,” he said.
He added : People of Karnah have a right to live a dignified and honored life and depriving them of their fundamental rights should be matter of shame for any government.
Rasheed said that rather suspecting everyone on either side of LoC, the governments of India and Pakistan should stop doubting those whose history is older than that of India and Pakistan itself.
“While world has moved much forward, it is time for New Delhi and Islamabad to recognize the rights of people living on either side of Kashmir across LoC. The least two governments can do is to facilitate people to people contact, allow people to help each other in time of eventualities and allow at least students on two sides of LoC to have educational tours and other related activities,” he said.
He added that both the governments must allow devotees to visit Sharda Peeth Temple, Chatkadi (Tredyaan) shrine and other religious places so that people of either side are able to perform their religious rituals.
He said that if national highway can be closed for weeks together to facilitate Amarnath Yatris coming from every nook and corner of India, “a corridor can be made for Sikh devotees at Kartarpur”.