President of Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) and MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rashid on Thursday released a video footage in which a senior Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and MLA Nowshera, Ravendra Raina said that some police officials have links with Pakistan, LeT, Jaish and other militant outfits. Addressing a news conference here at hotel Lala Rukh, Rashid said that police who are frequently slapping PSA’s on youth for their alleged involvement in stone pelting, should also book Raina for using harsh words against their department. In released video footage, Raina has also issued death threat to Er Rashid saying that they will kill Pakistanis like Engineer Rashid. “Who is Engineer Rashid? He is a Pakistani and we will kill him. It is India and we won’t allow anyone to talk about Pakistan,” Rains in a video has said. He said that Director General of Police (DGP), Inspector General of Police (IG) and other senior police officials should look into the matter and should take action against him. “BJP is targeting the local ASP only for the reason that he is a Dallit, which is unacceptable. It is for the police to answer that the serious allegations leveled by Ravindar Raina including accusing top police officials of being ISI and Pakistani agents to which extent are true,” Rashid said. “If Pulwama police could lodge an FIR against me without a reason, what police has to say about Ravindar Raina’s threats and not naming any goon in the FIR who attacked us at Bamla,” he added. He said that double standards of police got exposed and not only that Jammu police is in complete coordination with BJP and its goons but has made life of Muslims hell everywhere at the hands of these communal forces. MLA Langate however thanked the people of Nowshera who cutting across religious affiliations condemned the attack and also have tendered an invitation to him to attend a function to be organized to pay tributes to Baba Sahib Ambedkar. Taking a dig on P Chidambaram who in an interaction with Economic Times has said that Afzal Guru’s case was wrongly decided by the court, Rashid said that the persons who are running their retail shops in the name of nationalism should shut their mouth. Meanwhile, MLA Langate also released a copy of a memorandum submitted by Advocate Surendar Singh Bharti Thakur to Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, N N Vohra on behalf of prominent citizens and secular forces of Chenab Valley. Er Rasheed read the contents of the letter given to Governor during his meet with him on 22nd of this month, which read, “It is obvious and beyond doubt that I am not being allowed to discharge my duties as a legislature, as such it is humbly requested that either my free movement be ensured or this letter be treated as my resignation from the State Assembly.” Rashid further hailed the statement issued by former Chief Minister of the state, Omar Abdullah in which he has asked New Delhi to restore conditional instrument of accession but added that J&K issue will still remain unresolved. He said that he also appreciate the member parliament Lok-Sabha Tirupati Varaprasad Rao of YSR Congress for raising his voice to give people of Jammu and Kashmir right to self-determination and said that the JK MPs and MLAs should understand that speaking truth doesn’t mean sedition or anti-nationalism. He also appreciated BJP MP Anurag Thakur’s statement saying that Kashmir dispute is creation of India’s first PM Jawahar Lal Nehru. “Whosoever speaks for suppressed people should be welcomed and what the two MPs have said needs to be applauded.” He said that Tirupati has shown the mirror to Indian Parliamentarians and exposed the injustices being done to Kashmiris under the cover of so called nationalism. “It is high time for all those who matter to understand that the only solution to any political dispute has to be found by fulfilling basics of justice. What Anurag Thakur has said is the same story, I have been narrating in and outside Assembly for last seven years,” Rashid told reporters. However BJP and others need to keep in mind that Nehru was not Congress’s Prime Minister but was representing country and his commitment made with the people of J&K needs to be fulfilled for restoring India’s own honor and dignity among the nations.
2015 Kashmir Despatch