Er Rashid detained near Safa Kadal

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Srinagar: Awami Itihaad Party (AIP) spokesman advocate Abdul Majid Banday has strongly condemned the detention of Er Rashid near Safa Kadal, while he was on his way to Martyrs graveyard Eidgah to offer tributes to late Abdul Gani Lone, Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq and martyrs of Hawal massacre. 

In a statement he said Rashid along with his colleagues was today detained by heavy contingent of police and CRPF near Safa Kadal and was taken to preventive custody. Banday said. “It is crystal clear that nothing is in the hands of state govt. and even allowing paying homage to the innocent martyrs lies with hands of New Delhi. The battle which Mufti Sahib has been calling battle of ideas, has proved to be a battle between oppressor and the victim. It is shame for the govt. of India that even after 25 years the killers of Hawal massacre are yet roaming free.” 

“AIP strongly believes in the resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiri people and those who claim to be carrying forward legacy of Mirwaiz and Lone Sahib and other martyrs need to make a strong commitment to carry forward the mission of martyrs in letter and spirit and that can’t be achieved by surrendering to New Delhi either for the lust of power or for agreeing to discuss the solutions in contrast with historic prospective. This is high time for Kashmiris to ask New Delhi louder and clear that we can’t betray our martyrs who had sacrificed their precious lives not for Autonomy, Self Rule or any other stupid formula but for the resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN resolutions and in light of historic prospective,” he added. 

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