MLA Rashid Slams Indian Politicians for ‘Double Standards’

SRINAGAR: MLA Langate Engineer Rasheed while condemning the recent rape incident in New Delhi in which a 25 year old student was gang raped has demanded stern punishment for the culprits. He said that whole of Kashmir could feel the pain of the victims and her family.

In a press statement he said, “Who other than Kashmiris can better understand the pain and the grief as a result of such barbaric incidents as they have seen such countless incidents including that of Kunan-Poshpora mass rape and Tabinda Gani rape and murder case”.

 He said that though one must applaud Indian politicians, media, intellectuals, students and human rights activists for taking to streets and  raising their voice against the Delhi gang rape case from Sheela Dixit’s house to parliament “but It is astonishing and so sad when these people keep mum if incidents worst than the Delhi one take place in Kashmir”.

 He said that history is the witness that incidents like Kunan Poshpora have been ignored in the name of so called national interest and the incidents are being interpreted as propaganda by anti-national elements.

MLA Langate asked parliamentarians like Sonia Gandhi, Sushma Sawraj, Ambika Soni and Jaya Bachan that if just one incident has shaken the whole India why they were not feeling the pain of Kashmiris who are witnessed to such dozens of incidents during past two decades.

He asked those congress and BJP top brasses who are rightly seeking death punishment for the Delhi rapists as to why they were not asking their MLA,s in Jammu and Kashmir that why they played down Kunan Poshpora incident when it came up in the state assembly march this year as state government had thrown the recommendations of State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) seeking punishment for culprits and compensation for victims into the dustbin.

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