HANDWARA Former MLA and Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) president, Monday said that after the former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, has apologised for her remarks that the youth were not marching to the camps of forces to buy milk and toffee in the 2016 agitation she must also support UN resolutions on Kashmir.
In a statement, Er Rashid said, though Mehboobas apology may not bring precious lives back it has sent a strong message to all those who are busy day and night to break the will of Kashmiris who are fighting for the right to self-determination.
Asking New Delhi to understand that whosoever goes against the popular sentiments of Kashmiris will repent sooner than later, AIP leader said, Mehbooba Mufti has every right to seek apology for her misleading, insulting and ill-intended remarks, but her apology should open eyes of New Delhi. Had late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah been alive he too would have sought an unconditional apology from Kashmiris for his surrender in 1975 and calling his 22 years struggle a political wandering.
It is peoples will, sacrifices and indigenous cause that has compelled Mehbooba Mufti to apologize and surrender her ego. Her words may not bring precious lives back but carry a huge message for all politicians, men in uniform especially those cops of J&K police who feel no shame in justifying killings and committing atrocities on Kashmiris.
Er. Rasheed while reacting to Mehbooba Muftis apology said, that least she can do is to take a pledge that she will not dilute the Kashmir cause by talking about so-called self-rule formula and will rather seek a resolution to Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions.
Rasheed asked Mehbooba not to repeat every time about Vajpayees Kashmir policy and termed all those statements praising Vajpayees Kashmir policy as misleading and confusing, for the reason that Vajpayee never talked about a realistic resolution to the internationally recognized dispute.
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