SRINAGAR Paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Gawkadal on their 28th anniversary, AIP President Er. Rasheed has said that Indian state and its institutions have failed Kashmiris and killing, blinding, humiliating and denying them justice has become the permanent interpretation of nationalism and patriotism.
In a statement, Er. Rasheed said While Indian media, politicians and a section of pseudo intellectuals with a communal mindset have been often calling few unfortunate killings of Kashmiri Pandits at the hands of unknown persons as genocide but dont speak even a word on Gawkadal massacre and other worst massacres which took place in every area of Kashmir at the hands of men in uniform.
The huge sacrifices offered by Kashmiris deserve a response within India and at the international level. Indian state has used its institutions and huge propaganda machinery to mislead the world community and create confusions about what Kashmiris stand for. The Gawkadal massacre reminds New Delhi and the world community that after 29 years, the will, commitment and desire to get Jammu & Kashmir dispute resolved in accordance with UN resolutions has not only deepened but India is finding it difficult day by day to prove its narrative.
If those who butchered scores of unarmed civilians in Gawkadal are not terrorists then who else. Er Rasheed added Kashmiris are not worried with the behavior of New Delhi and are mature enough to understand that the colonial mind set is doing all that what it requires to justify its designs.
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