MLA Stages Sit-In Outside CM Residence

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Srinagar: Incumbent Langate lawmaker, Er Rasheed Friday started a sit-in protest outside the Srinagar residence of CM Mehbooba Mufti at Gupkar.

The sit-in protest was organized against the issuing of domicile certificates to West Pakistan Refugees. The protest started at 11:30 pm.

Workers of Rasheed’s  Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) joined the protest sit-in carrying banners and placards reading ‘Refugees are Refugees, Deport them back to Pakistan’; ‘Issuing domicile certificates to them unacceptable’.

Rasheed warned Mehboba Mufti of dire consequences and added if she would not stop bulldozing rights of people of state she would have to face worst.

Rasheed said “If forty Lakh Afghan refugees can be sent back to Pakistan, by which logic Govt. of India is trying to mislead the world community and not taking up the issue with Pakistan Government and sending these refugees back to their ancestral places.

 “If New Delhi has a human heart it can resettle them in any part of India, other than the disputed area of Jammu & Kashmir. Whatsoever justification state Govt. is giving viz-a-viz domicile issue, speaks of the frustration of New Delhi, which had not anticipated huge public resentment over the issue. 

However let there be not any confusion about the fact that Govt is just trying to dilute the gravity of the matter, but unless and until it would not come clean over the issue and revoke the decision once for all confirming that these refugees will be given no rights within boundaries of J&K, the public resentment at various forums and levels will continue.”

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