Says Kashmiris journalists have proved their worth all over world
Srinagar 23 June: Condemning BJP leader Lal Singh for his shameful threat to Kashmiris journalists, AIP President Er. Rasheed has said that Lal Singh has exposed the dirty mindset of communal and criminal forces. While welcoming Mr. Zahoor Qureshi a prominent social and political activist from Karnah on his joining AIP at Party Head Office in Srinagar today, Er. Rasheed said “Whatsoever Mr. Lal Singh has been doing from day one after Kathua rape and murder case, he has complete blessings of his masters in New Delhi and has been given a free hand to use even Indian tri-color to give Rasana incident a communal color. Everyone knows how difficult it is for any journalist to work in conflict zones like Kashmir. Threatening journalists by someone who has been a minister and is a sitting MLA is unacceptable and administration must ensure action against him. Lal Singh proved so ignorant by saying let Kashmiri journalists not forget what fate Basharat Bukhari met, forgetting that Basharat Bukhari was his colleague in the cabinet and Shujat was his brother. His statement makes one to point fingers towards Lal Singh as whatsoever he was talking seemed as if he knew why, how and who killed Shujat Bukhari”. Er. Rasheed added that Kashmiri journalists don’t need dictations and sermons from those who are supporting rapists, murderers and Cow Rakshaks but have proved their worth not only in Indian sub-continent but all over world. Er. Rasheed added that had the threat came from someone from Muslim community, entire national media, politicians and analysts all over India would have started dragging Islam in the entire story.