SRINAGAR: Engineer turned lawmaker, Sheikh Abdul Rashid, on Monday lashed out at army and alleged that the force had got communalised after BJPs UP victory.
In a statement, Er Rashid said that he and his party deferred a proposed program to stop the army convoy on Baramulla-Kupwara highway after getting assurance from the district and army administration that the likewise incident which took place yesterday at Super Naghama would not be repeated and army would be made accountable in future while carrying out movement on various routes of district Kupwara.
Condemning the incident, the MLA Langate warned army to mend its behaviour or be prepared to face the peaceful mass resistance.
Hooliganism at Super Naghama is second incident in last two months and is absolutely intolerable and unacceptable. It would be in the own interest of army not to unnecessarily provoke masses, who are already running out of patience due to the state terrorism and in absence of any credible and transparent accountability. Army must know that J&K is a political dispute and they cant rule at the barrel of gun by simply finding themselves at liberty to kill Kashmiris or hit them with pellets and bullets, Rashid said adding that while law enforcing agencies in the largest state of UP in collaboration with the private army of Yogi Aaditya Nath, are busy in bulldozing and locking down the business establishments of minority community, the security forces in Kashmir seem to have got much encouraged from the activities of these Hindutva forces in UP and have started feeling it like their religious duty to harass, humiliate, torture and kill Kashmiris.
He said that while New Delhi has been accusing Kashmiris of communalizing the Kashmir issue and cries of radicalization within Kashmir, it needs to admit that army and other security agencies hate Kashmiris only for being Muslims.
Rashid added that he has nothing personal against army or other security agencies but at the same time he is duty bound to protect the life and property of every single person of his constituency and said that he will do everything to uphold the self respect of his people.
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