‘Kids with bats in their hands were killed by forces’

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SRINAGAR: Hitting out at the Indian cricketers Goutam Gambhir and Virinder Sehwag for their threatening comments towards Kashmiris, independent MLA, Er. Rasheed Friday asked the duo if they have ever condemned atrocities on unarmed Kashmiris.

While addressing a function organized at Gurdawara Singhpora on Baisakhi today, Er. Rasheed appealed all minorities in India and Kashmir to wake up as the radical right wing Hindu forces have created a war like situation for the minorities.

Er. Rasheed in his speech said “Before claiming J&K to be India’s Integral part and asking Kashmiris to go to Pakistan, both the cricketers need to understand that J&K is not an international cricket match between India and Pakistan, but a human tragedy and an internationally recognised dispute between India and Pakistan.

If the celebrities are so concerned about slapping or pelting a stone on a security force personnel they must first speak for those blooming cricketers like Nayeem from Handwara, who was often nick named as Kashmir’s Sachin Tendulkar but were silenced forever by the ruthless bullets of those security forces whom Sehwag, Gambhir and others are praising today.

“Let Sehwag, Gambhir and others answer why were small kids including Tufail Matoo and those playing cricket butchered with bullets in Dudipora Handwara, Bangergund and other places by the forces despite the fact that they were not holding stones but bat and ball in their blooming hands”.

Let both the cricket stars visit Kashmir and see the brutal face of so called security forces who have blinded hundreds of minor kids as all this goes unnoticed due to biased behaviour of so called national media”.

Er. Rasheed also lashed out at Farooq Abdullah for taking a u-turn and claiming that a section of stone palters is being paid by security agencies, thus as usual changing his stance and proving yet again that he can say anything for political gains.

Er. Rasheed asked Farooq Abdullah to resign if he gets elected by securing just negligible percentage of votes. If he is sincere to Kashmiris he must do so to inform world community that by securing around 3% votes nobody can claim people’s mandate.

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