Why was Lal Singh allowed to carry processions after being sacked …….Er. Rasheed
Srinagar 18 April: Hundreds including students, men and women joined a protest march at Humhama Srinagar today, condemning India’s Hypocrisy and seeking stern punishment for the culprits of Kuthua rape and murder case. Protesters holding play cards in their hands and raising strong slogans against the incident were questioning India’s silence over Kunan Poshppora and Shopian cases. Led by AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed protesters headed towards Srinagar International Airport and staged strong protest against the double standards of Indian state. Speaking on the occasion Er. Rasheed said “New Delhi has many questions to answer. While it took rulers and politicians three months to wake up from slumbers but none spoke when the incident took place in January. Not only Kashmiris but the international community has a right to know that why was not the ill fated 8 year, old Asifa not allowed even to be buried in her native place and what were the reason that even the water supply of the whole Muslim population including victims family was cut off. By all angles it was obvious that Karbala was being repeated in Rasana. The Govt. has not taken any action so far against the Govt. officials including PHE officials and local police for their miserable failures. The Govt. has failed to protect right of minorities in Jammu and whatsoever little is being said and done in Asifa’s case is being portrayed like a favour to Muslim community. Had Govt. being truly neutral it would never have allowed Lal Singh, the former Minister, to carry out public gatherings in Kuthua and Jammu districts yesterday. His speeches were even more hateful and communal than before and he levelled baseless charges against not only the Jammu Muslims but entire Muslim community of Kashmir”. Er. Rasheed appealed world community to ask India if it tries to hide its failures despite talking too late over Asifa’s issue, what is the justification for denying punishment for those army men who were involved in mass gang rape in Kunan Poshpora in 1991 why is denying justice to Aasia and Neelofar being related to so called national interest. Er. Rasheed appealed civil society of India to ask questions to their army, bureaucracy and politicians that how could they justify the rape cases of Kunan Polshpora and Shopian, despite the fact they are among the heinous crimes committed by the army and other men in uniform.