SRINAGAR, MAR 19 2019
Expressing grief, shock and anger over the custodial murder of Rizwwan Pandit, a school teacher, AIP President Er. Rasheed has said that Rizwan’s murder is the response shown by security agencies to Prime Minister’s declaration that security forces have been given free hand after Pulwama attack.
In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed said “There can be no excuse given by the state government and J&K Police to justify murder of Rizwan Ahmad Pandit, who was summoned to police station, tortured in Cargo and his dead body has been sent back home.
The incident should be matter or grave concern for the local cops who often claim to be Kashmiris and claim their respect for rights and sentiments of masses. Prime Minister of India owes an answer that why he was so inpatient to give forces a free hand to the extent that they dare to torture Kashmiris to death in custody in broad day light.
The promises of investigation and orders of enquiry carry no meaning as such shame enquiries have nothing yielded in the past. Now if Omer Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti talk about exemplary punishment to the killers it makes no sense as not even a single man in uniform has been punished or convicted since 1990”.
Er. Rasheed added that helplessness of Kashmiris is not New Delhi’s victory but adds to the alienation and is failure of New Delhi’s suppressive policies in Kashmir. He said “people of India should rise to the occasion and ask the political establishment to stop war against Kashmiris as murdering innocent and unarmed Kashmiris does not benefit Indian masses by any standards”.
Er. Rasheed added that while people are least interested in any enquiry being ordered by the govt. but the Governor administration needs to prove its credibility and claims of not being enemies of Kashmiris. (PTK)