LKashmir issue has kept hostage entire sub-continent……….. Er. Rasheed
Srinagar 13 August: Offering best wishes to people of India and Pakistan on eve of their independence days, AIP President Er. Rasheed has said that Kashmiris have every right to ask when their miseries will come to an end. In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed said “The animosity and the hostility over Jammu & Kashmir dispute has not only halted the prospects of development and a better future in the entire sub-continent, but the people of J&K in a struggle to get their birth right have been killed, humiliated and suppressed in their own motherland. Despite the fact that J&K was not under Britishers rule when India and Pakistan got freedom, yet people of the state are being forced to celebrate the independence day celebrations. May someone answer if India and Pakistan got freedom in 1947 from Britishers, from whom did Kashmiris got the same till date. In fact Jammu & Kashmir lost its freedom in 1947 and like a cake two countries consumed it. It is high time for India and Pakistan to introspect and confess that their animosity over Kashmir has not only deprived the legitimate citizens of two countries of their fundamental rights but has made life of Kashmiris from Gilgit to Lakhanpur worst than a hell”. Er. Rasheed while reiterating that Kashmiris are not enemies of India, asked those claiming J&K to be India’s integral part, not to befool Indian masses and read right thing on the wall to know how much Kashmiris feel alienated from rest of India. He said “While Pakistan has at least honoured the special status of that side of J&K, unfortunately New Delhi has disrespected and bulldozed all mutual commitments made with Kashmiris through temporary instrument of accession. Before naming Kashmiris as anti-nationals and separatists let New Delhi apologize for its breach of trust from time to time and restore the terms and conditions of temporary instrument of accession before inviting other stake holders to talks for final resolution of dispute”. Er. Rasheed appealed common masses in India and Pakistan to wake up and ask their respective governments that people of the sub-continent have a right to live with honor, prosperity and dignity but it cannot be achieved without giving right to self determination to Kashmiris.