SRINAGAR: Admitting the fact that he along with other 86 MLAs of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly are working as casual laborers for Government of India, independent MLA from north Kashmirs Langate area Sheikh Rashid Saturday said that he would have resigned from the Assembly way back in 2010 when men in uniform were selectively killing Kashmirs and detaining minors in jails on the advice of chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
I resisted myself because I want to raise the voice against state oppression and I am doing so and I will do the same in future as well, Rashid said in an interview.
Reacting sharply to the National conference leader Sajad Ahmad Kitchloos statement that opposition by raising Afzal Gurus issue is wasting the precious time of Legislative Assembly, Rashid said that NC is a bunch of renegades and the Minister should understand that unless National Conference in association with Delhi Government will not stop killings and lodging youth of Kashmir in jails, development is of no use till then.
Nc is enjoying more power than any other party in Kashmir yet it is not putting any effort to seek the body of Afzal Guru back to Valley, he said and added that adjourn motion on part of NC is only a lip service.
Commenting on the stand of PDP in Assembly for demanding the return of mortal remains to Afzal Guru, he said It was too late and too little. He blamed PDP for ignoring his resolution previously which according to him, would have helped in saving the life of Afzal Guru. (CNS)
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