SRINAGAR, FEB 11 : Asking PDP not to befool Kashmiris, AIP President Er. Rasheed has said that writing a letter to Prime Minister seeking Mortal remains of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat makes no sense as PDP has lost the moral authority to speak over issues which it could have resolved when in power.
In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed said “Had PDP been sincere it would have supported the clemency resolution on Afzal Guru moved in the state Assembly or would have at least demanded back the mortal remains when it came to power. The moves PDP is taking today show its desperation and are making its true face exposed. The party could have negotiated the return of mortal remains when it entered into power sharing with BJP and now when nothing lies in the hands of PDP it is just doing cheap politics only to erode its credibility further”.
Er. Rasheed reminded PDP and other main stream parties not to forget that New Delhi has a very big dustbin where it deposits sentiments and aspirations of Kashmiris including Autonomy resolution and undoubtedly it will deposit PDP’s letter too in the same dustbin.
However Er. Rasheed said if PDP is serious let them arrange an indefinite fast in front of Indian parliament and AIP is ready to support the move. He added that otherwise all what PDP is doing is making mockery of main stream politics and that of sufferings of families of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat.
Er. Rasheed also while condemning attack on stranded Kashmiris by various extremist groups in Jammu, said that rather labelling every Kashmiri as Pakistani agent the so called ultra-nationals should ask New Delhi why it couldn’t provide a highway between Jammu & Srinagar since 1947.
Er. Rasheed said “While entire Kashmir has been converted into a jail and all the natural routs to the external world have been closed under a well-crafted plan, It is disgusting that now rather feeling ashamed for their failures the ultra-nationals are treating Kashmiris like enemies and animals. While world is becoming accessible day by day, Kashmiris are living like aliens in their own motherland. Kashmiris respect and serve even their worst enemies but the fringe elements in Jammu seem to be keen to destroy the mutual harmony”.
Er. Rasheed asked New Delhi to open all natural routes connecting J&K with Pakistan and rest of the world without any excuses and said that the closure of roads is an open evidence that India wants land of J&K but doesn’t care if people go to hell. He said that New Delhi has no moral authority to justify caging Kashmiris since 1947 and asked New Delhi to open its eyes and see how people of PAK Administered Kashmir are enjoying every basic immunity and have huge access to entire world.