MLA Held, Sit-in Protest Foiled

Srinagar:Police today arrested dozens of AIP activists along with their party leader and MLA Langate Engineer Rasheed and foiled his 72 hours sit-in protest in Srinagar.

Dozens of AIP workers succeeded in assembling at Lal Chowk near Press Colony and started the sit-in. However, Police swung into action and used force to disperse the sit-in.

Police dragged the protestors resulting and arrested about 20 of them including Er Rasheed and lodged them in police station Kothi-Bagh. 

Speaking to media persons before the arrest, Er Rashid accused police of crossing all limits and “doing every dirty and damn act to get praises” from their masters.

He said, “Today’s protest was to ask the Indian Parliamentarians what so ever they have been discussing in and outside parliament is nothing but an attempt to divert from real issue. The battle of Kashmiris is not about getting jobs nor are the Kashmiris beggars, so that they need packages but are simply seeking resolution of Kashmir issue through right to self determination”.

He added, “If govt of India believes that Kashmiris will get tired and give up their indigenous struggle that thing will never happen”.

He also asked world community to not get mislead by propaganda of Indian State, accusing Kashmiris of seeking resolution on religious lines and added that J&K is neither India’s  integral part nor Pakistan’s Jugular vein unless people of J&K don’t decide by a plebiscite what they want. (PTK)

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