Er Rasheed Asks Mehbooba To Support UN Resolutions

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 Mehbooba’s 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 people’s 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 Mufti’s 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 Va­jpayee’s Kashmir policy” and termed all those statements praising Vajpayee’s 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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