Srinagar | Apr 19 : Demanding immediate shifting of army camp at Nutnoosa and also condemned the government order suspending five employees of district Kupwara for their participation in the protests, Er Rasheed today said the “puppet administration” which is being controlled directly from New Delhi needs to understand that every government employee is first a Kashmiri and they can neither be deprived of their fundamental rights nor can they keep mum on seeing their fellow citizens succumbing to injuries.
According to AIP statement issued here, police used force to foil AIP’s protest march to CM’s residence today on eve of Prime Minister’s visit to J&K.
“Hundreds of AIP workers started from Church Lane raising anti-army slogans and seeking punishment for the killers who killed five civilians in Handwara and elsewhere,” reads the statement.
However a heavy contingent of police stopped them on Gupkar road and didn’t allow them to move further towards Mehbooba’s residence. The statement reads that police used force to disburse them and arrested more than fifty protesters including Er Rasheed and lodged them in Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh.
Speaking to media persons before his arrest MLA Langate and party supremo Er Rasheed said that Narendra Modi has yet again proved that he like other Indian leaders cannot feel the pain and sufferings of the Kashmiris and treats Kashmiris as enemies of India.
“The least Modi could have done, would have been to announce arrest of killers who killed innocents in Handwara, Nutnoosa and Drugmulla and should have apologized for the shameful act but preferred to give sermons at Mata Vishnov Devi University which were nothing but an insult to the injuries of People of Kashmir. May Mehbooba Mufti answer that where went her hollow claims she used to make after her father’s demise that she will not compromise with the honour and dignity of Kashmiris but now not only honour and dignity but lives of Kashmiris are being treated of no worth? Modi in his speech confessed that Mehbooba talked of development and nothing beyond, thus she has again insulted the martyrs of Kupwara by not uttering a single word about Kashmir dispute or punishing the killers.” Er Rasheed added.
“Though the only way to seek justice for martyrs of Handwara lies in resolution of Kashmir issue but the removal of army bunker in the Handwara Chowk and conceding to other five demands of locals of Handwara has given legitimacy to all that what people where chanting in form of slogans in Handwara,”Er Rasheed said (PTK)
2015 Kashmir Despatch