SRINAGAR: Asking Kashmir MLAs to emulate their Tamil counterparts MLA Er Rasheed today said that Tamil Nadu assembly has once again made history by pleading the case of Tamils.
Though one may differ with its objectives by passing a resolution in the assembly yesterday calling Sri Lanka as unfriendly country and also not allowing Lankan cricketers to play in IPL in Tamil Nadu as a mark of protest against alleged human rights violations of Tamilis, yet it serves a lesson for J&K MLAs, Rasheed told the members.
He asked legislators to ask their conscience if they have ever even thought of taking a queue from Tamil Nadu assembly and dared to speak for their oppressed people. He said that state legislators have completely let down their people by not being first able to save innocent Afzal Guru from murder and then not daring even to pass a resolution to seek his mortal remains.
He alleged that legislature is being used to strengthen Indias stand on Jammu & Kashmir. He lashed out on Jammu based MLAs who were pressing hard for passing a resolution to condemn Pakistan for allegedly subjecting Chemil Singh to torture. He said that it is unfortunate that instead of thanking Pakistan government for returning body of Chamel Singh and condemning India for murdering Afzal in a mysterious way they are purely arguing on communal lines.
Er Rasheed asked Jammu based MLAs that when they blame Pakistan of interference in Indias internal affairs why dont you ask India what it is doing with its neighbors like Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives, Burma and Bangladesh.
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