We will get right to self-determination one day……Er. Rasheed
Srinagar, 17 June: State Assembly today asked the house that those martyred by the bullets of security forces don’t need any homage or condolence from the house, as if the house doesn’t has the courage to pass a resolution condemning Major Gogoi and Army Chief for using Farooq Dar as human shield and those defending him shamelessly, how would their condolences carry any meaning. While speaking at the obituary reference in the house Er. Rasheed said “Neither those martyred with the bullets of security forces nor those policemen killed at the hands of militants need condolences from the house of deaf and dumb. If Army Chief calls every Kashmiri taking to roads as OGW of militant outfits, what is the fun of paying tributes to civilians. Let the house understand that wrapping up dead bodies of soldiers in tri-colour does not serve any purpose to the families of deceased soldiers. In fact the policemen and the soldiers also want a time bound resolution of Kashmir dispute, but unfortunately have not the authority to speak for themselves and their top brasses are just adding fuel to the fire for their personal vested interests”. Er. Rasheed reminded Mehbooba Mufti that she didn’t bother to investigate even a single case when police and other agencies compelled youth to take to arms. While pointing towards Mehbooba Mufti he said “You didn’t gave any ear to Zubair Turray’s revelations why he turned a militant and you never spoke even a word on Major Gogoi or Bipin Rawat. Those comparing Indian policy with that of Israel are wrong, as Israel is a much civilized county as compared to India and their Army Chief doesn’t threaten the masses as a whole. What the families of militants are facing at the hands of Army and Security agencies is shameful and unacceptable and if top cops really care for their Jawans, they must persuade Govt. for a durable seize fire”. Er. Rasheed clarified that Kashmiris are not begging for talks and warned NC, PDP not to dilute the internationally recognized dispute of J&K. He added “Let everybody be cautious that nobody will own autonomy or even bigger than that, as there is no substitute to right to self-determination. It is New Delhi which begs for talks and now the situation has reached a point where even most hard core political leaders are losing relevance and it is only the militant leadership which can ever take a decision viz-a-viz nature of talks. A day will come when people of Jammu & Kashmir will get right to self-determination”. Er. Rasheed also put a resolution before the house seeking unanimous condemnation against Major Gogoi for using Farooq Ahmad Dar as a human shield in Budgam and also sought condemnation for those who defended and rewarded Mr. Gogoi. However speaker despite receiving the resolution didn’t take it up for voting. Following this Er. Rasheed lashed out at all the members of the house during their silence to pay homage to those politicians who expired in between the two sessions. While other members were observing silence Er. Rasheed roared loudly asking them to stop displaying Drama as if the house cannot condemn an Army Major and others how their condolence help the deceased families. Er. Rasheed added that NIA raids have not only eroded authority of Mehbooba Mufti Govt. but also proven Geelani Sahab right who would often urge others not to talk to New Delhi, for the want of sincerity and commitment. He further added that for Kashmiris there is no big difference between Congress and the BJP as congress stabs from the back but BJP stabs from the front. He warned New Delhi that rather playing ISIS card in Kashmir to divert attention from the real issue, it must realise that ISIS is more threat to Indian Muslims rather to Kashmiris as whatsoever New Delhi is doing it is creating a fertile space for radicalisation within India.