Reacting to strong protests in Nowhatta and adjoining areas against CM’s visit AIP supremo and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has said that the incident should act as an eye-opener for Mufti and his masters. In a statement to KNS, Er Rasheed said that although we all should work and praise for peace but the anger against CM’s visit to Down Town is absolutely justified. Er Rasheed said that the way police and other security agencies had taken control of every nook and corner of old city, it was obvious that as if Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was going to raid DownTown and conquer it. Er Rasheed added, “Who doesn’t know that how ruthlessly security forces cross all limits almost every Friday inside Jamia Masjid and dozens of youth do become victim of state terrorism. Every time even juveniles and their parents are humiliated and kept in lockups. It would have been proper for Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to visit Kalakoot and apologize the family of Ishtiyaq Chowdhry, who was murdered with brutality by Mufri Mohammad Sayeed’s associates. In fact Mufti Mohammad Sayeed tried to visit the most beloved place of Kashmiri Muslims only to try that attention of people gets diverted from Kalakoot incident.” He added “Let Mufti Mohammad Sayeed answer if under the cover of law Damini’s murderer could be released why couldn’t juveniles of Kashmir get justice and how come could police throw court orders into dustbins when it comes to release of political prisoners like Masrat Alam and how do they bypass the court orders and slap consecutive PSA’s despite the fact that accused persons do not even come out of the jail for a minute. Er Rasheed asked Mufti not to expect that Kashmiris would ever get impressed by his cosmetic and theatrical measures.
2015 Kashmir Despatch