SRINAGAR | JULY 11 : Condemning the attack on Yatries, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has sought impartial and time bound probe into the incident so that the facts related to tragic incident are made public.
While addressing an impressive function today organized to pay tributes to renowned poet and scholar Ali Mohammad Shahbaz at Handwara, who was martyred by counter insurgents many years ago on the same day, Er Rasheed asked Indian Media and politicians that Kashmiris don’t need lessons of nonviolence and Kashmiryat from those who have martyred one lac. Kashmiris during last 27 years.
Er. Rasheed said “Believing in religious harmony in our genes Every Kashmiri condemns the brutal act and being themselves the victims of violence can feel the pain of bereaved families far better than those calling Kashmiris radicals and Wahabis from their TV studios and cozy rooms. Those killing Muslims in the name of cows should not give sermons to Kashmiris asking them to condemn the attack.
May one ask what Kashmiris can do and nothing is in their hands and from an ordinary police cop to Indian Prime Minister, nobody cares about them and hurts them on and often. Kashmirs have a right to know that if lacs of soldiers have been deployed to give protection to Amarnath yatries, how can Govt. run away from the responsibility of its failure to achieve the goal of protecting Yatries.
There are dozens of examples when Kashmiris have not only helped Yatries but also given them shelter in their localities and always shown great respect towards the Yatra”. However he added that the fanatic elements also need to answer that why is Yatra also being politicized and who forced Yatries to hoist a tri-color at Pahalgam during their way to Yatra despite knowing that the atmosphere is charged and completely against in Indian state.
Er. Rasheed apprehended that like many incidents including the one at Chatti Singhpora, 10th July attack may also remain a mystery, unless Govt. doesn’t discharge its duties to probe the incident. He added that it is not only necessary in light of militant outfits denying their involvement in the attack, but fingers being raised towards security lapses which resulted in the tragic incident.
2015 Kashmir Despatch