Let NC return to its agenda of plebiscite we will join them. Er. Rasheed

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By Fast Kashmir on 09/09/2018.

Welcomes Farooq Abdullah’s stand

Srinagar 09 September:  Welcoming Dr. Farooq’s stand on article 35-A and
article 370, AIP president Er. Rasheed has appealed NC leadership to
return to their original agenda of right to self determination for
people of Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed
said “The facts have proven that disbanding plebiscite movement in
1975 after Indra Abdullah accord was a huge blunder and had late
Sheikh sahib shown consistency, things would have been altogether
different. The decision taken by NC leadership to boycott the upcoming
local body polls is a confession that participating in army sponsored
elections to state assembly in 1996 was a mistake and a turning point
in India’s favour. While masses by and large boycotted 1996 elections
but afterwards participated in elections became a compulsion for
common Kashmiris.” Er. Rasheed added however it would not be in the
interest of Kashmiris to get indulged in blame games and if Dr. Farooq
Abdullah and his collogues have started realizing that New Delhi just
wants to first use and  then throw Kashmiris it should be welcomed,
subject to the condition they show consistency. Er. Rasheed said
“batting for preservation of 35-A by Dr. Farooq Abdullah is voice of
every Kashmiri but the issue is how should the leadership of various
streams persuade New Delhi for a peaceful settlement to the 70 year
long pending dispute. Since NC has played a key role in the entire
Kashmir history since 1947 as such it is moral responsibility of the
party leadership to respect the sentiments of masses. It is high time
for the party leadership to return to its original agenda of seeking
plebiscite on both sides of LOC.” Er. Rasheed appealed Farooq Abdullah
to show consistency, give up the autonomy slogan and revive plebiscite
movement and added that not only AIP but every nationalist Kashmiri
will support Dr. Farooq Abdullah and his party if the party returns to
its original agenda of seeking plebiscite for entire J&K.