Demanding Plebiscite No Crime: MLA


SRINAGAR: Independent MLA Er Sheikh Rashid Tuesday reiterated his demand for Kashmir plebiscite in the state assembly and said that if demanding plebiscite was a crime, he will commit it again and again even if he was disqualified from the legislature.

Taking part in the discussion on Governor’s address in the assembly, Rashid said that “If I m a Pakistani agent for demanding implementation of UN resolutions then Jawahir Lal Nehru too was an agent of Pakistan who took Jammu Kashmir issue to the United Nations”.

He asked the Legislators that they should not become “yes man” of New-Delhi and should not try to misinterpret the historic facts regarding the Jammu Kashmir dispute .  

Rashid termed senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh’s comment that those who want plebiscite should leave the assembly as an unfortunate and said that it has exposed PDP’s stand on dispute of Jammu & Kashmir.

He said that Omar Abdullah and Mufti Mohammad Sayed have learned their worth by knowing the fate of two futile letters they sent to the Prime Minister of India seeking return of Afzal’s mortal remains.  

He said that by throwing their letters in the dustbin, New-Delhi has shown Mufti Mohammad Sayed and Omar Abdullah their right place.  

Er Rashid asked them that they should feel sorry for the day and the role which they played in sabotaging his resolution two years back seeking clemency for Afzal Guru. 

He said I am optimistic that the way British Prime Minister David Cameron apologized for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre , one day Indian state will beg before Kashmiris to apologize for the murder of Maqbool Bhat , Afzal Guru, massacres of Bejbehara, Sopore, Gow-kadal and other dozens of such incidents.

He said that NC and PDP has no right to make hue and cry on Afzal Guru issue and their crying make no sense and just an attempt to belittle his sacrifice.  

Er Rashid said that Kashmiris will not beg for mortal remains of Afzal Guru and will wait for the day when the plebiscite will be held in Kashmir and the mortal remains of martyrs martyred outside state will be brought with due respect and regard.  

Er Rashid said “Though Kashmiris had no confusion about BJP and other communal parties but the Afzal Guru’s murder has exposed so called secular ‘Congresees’.  

“Why did’nt Omar Abdullah resign today when he was helpless to save life of innocent Mohammad Afzal Guru and played a drama few years back by offering to resign when Muzaffar Beigh accused him of his involvement in some alleged scandal”.

He asked New-Delhi that it was begging before Kashmiri people in 2010 mass uprising and asking them to carry out a peaceful political movement but once it assumed that things were back on the track, it imposed curbs and restrictions from Syed Ali Shah Geelani to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and from Mohammad Yasin Malik to Nayeem Ahmad Khan. 

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