Offering funeral prayers in absentia no crime: Eng Rasheed

Srinagar: The Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) chief Eng Rasheed Friday slammed Aligarh Muslim University’s decision for suspending three Kashmiris students for organizing funeral prayers in absentia for slain Manan Wani, saying it is not a crime under any law. “The decision has been made only under pressure from local BJP leaders,” the statement said. While […]

‘Disappointing’: Rasheed slams Sushma Swaraj’s UN speech

‘Disappointing’: Rasheed slams Sushma Swaraj’s UN speech

Langate: The Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) chief Rasheed Sanday expressed disappointment over the speech of Indian Foreign Minister — Sushma Swaraj at UN and accused New Delhi of running away from the fact that Kashmir dispute is pending for over decades before this world body. “Sushma Swaraj has every right to highlight India’s achievements in […]

Rasheed calls on Guv, asks not to ‘harass’ families of militants

Rasheed calls on Guv, asks not to ‘harass’ families of militants

Srinagar: The Awami Ittehad Party chief Rasheed called on Governor S. P. Malik at Raj Bhawan here on Thursday and asked that the targeting families of the militants should stop and government must respect the law of the land and uphold the right of every citizen. According to the statement, Rasheed expressed deep concern and […]

Rasheed slams authorities for calling slain militants killed in Bandipora ‘foreign’

Rasheed slams authorities for calling slain militants killed in Bandipora ‘foreign’

Srinagar: Asking the authorities to understand the pain and sentiments of slain militant families, Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) chief Rasheed on Wednesday condemned the burying of local armed youth without ascertaining their whereabouts and calling them foreign. In a statement Rasheed asked the police and army to apologise for claiming killing five foreign militants in […]

Rasheed calls on people of Jammu to defend Article 35-A

Rasheed calls on people of Jammu to defend Article 35-A

Bhadarwah: Awami Ittehad Party (AAP) president Er. Rasheed on Wednesday appealed people of Jammu to defend Article 35-A on all platforms and said the special status that our state is enjoying is not benefiting a particular community or a region, but the entire Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement, a spokesperson said Rashid made these […]

Rasheed calls for PDP, NC to join hands

Rasheed calls for PDP, NC to join hands

SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and independent MLA from north Kashmir’s Langate constituency Er Abdul Rasheed on Thursday asked the National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join hands and form the government to win the confidence of the people and to “dictate terms” to the Government of India (GoI) or […]

Let’s stay away from elections: Er Rasheed

Let’s stay away from elections: Er Rasheed

Says ‘separatists are real mainstream’ SRINAGAR: Asserting that the right to self-determination is the only resolution to Kashmir dispute, Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Wednesday said all the “mainstream” parties should stay away from elections till New Delhi shows “sincerity” and offers an acceptable dialogue with all stakeholders. He […]

Need to break ‘nexus’ between politicians, bureaucrats: Rasheed

Need to break ‘nexus’ between politicians, bureaucrats: Rasheed

SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Wednesday said there is a need for breaking “nexus” between politicians and bureaucrats to eradicate corruption. According to a statement, Rasheed while addressing public meetings at Waisa, Teerina , Bicherwara and Khaipora areas of north Kashmir’s Handwara said, “Most of the state and […]

Police provoking students: Er Rasheed

Police provoking students: Er Rasheed

SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Friday went on hunger strike at Press Enclave here to protest against the “atrocities” on students by police and other agencies. The supporters of Rasheed were carrying banners and placards appealing world community to take notice of “huge atrocities” on youth in Kashmir […]