MLA Langate Er Rashid while offering his deep condolence over the demise of 19 years old Zahid Ahmad Bhat at Safderjung Hospital today has asked Prime Minister Narender Modi to open his eyes and see what the hell is going on all around. Talking to media persons at Safderjung Hospital along with relatives of deceased Zahid, ER Rashid appealed civil society and conscience loving citizens of India to rise to the occasion and side line the radical fascist forces who are proving a serious threat to humanity. Er Rashid asked Narender Modi to apologise the families of Zahid who was killed for the non of his fault and also sought compensation on Dadri pattern for Zahid as there is complete resemblance in both the incidents leading to death of Ikhlaaq in Daadri and that of Zahid at Safderjung Hospital. He asked govt to arrest the kingpin Parlad Singh who happens to be the ex-councillor also and warned govt. of dire consequences if State administration doesn’t show seriousness to catch the kingpin. ER Rashid condemned Sakhshi Mahraj for justifying the attack on him in the J&K assembly and added that Prime Minister should not play with the words and he has to be responsible for the criminal acts of his party as right wing Hindu forces have been rightly reminding him about his role in Godhra. He added that there seems to be a race of humiliating and attacking Muslims between various radical forces who have been getting full patronage from Narender Modi in the past and only way to get situation back to normalcy is that Prime Minister should tender apology for his dirty role in communal rights in the Past. Er Rashid reaffirmed that whole of Kashmir feels the shock of death of Zahid Ahmad. Later on Er Rashid accompanied the dead body of Zahid to Delhi airport along with the family members of the deceased. ER Rashid appealed national media not to be biased and let the people of India know with how brutality innocent Zahid was burnt to death and Showkat is battling for his life.
2015 Kashmir Despatch