Srinagar 15 October: Asking Governor Mr. Satpal Malik to adopt a realistic approach, AIP President Er. Rasheed has said that Governor’s words don’t match the actions on the ground. In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed reminded Governor that no one disagrees with the fact that youth need to be engaged but the government has been engaging them through bullets, pallets PSA’s and assaults everywhere. Er. Rasheed said “It makes no sense when Mr. Malik talks of engaging with the youth as all his claims and intentions are aimed at silencing Kashmiris without giving a political resolution to Kashmir dispute.
Even the cosmetic measures Govt. has been announcing from time to time are being thrown to dustbin. It was none other than Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who announced withdrawal of FIR’s against alleged stone palters but nothing changed and educated youth continued to get booked under PSA and are being summoned to police stations for humiliation.
Kashmiris don’t want to lose educated youth but in most of the cases it is the state terrorism that compels youth to take to arms. If Satpal Malik is sincere he must talk to Dr. Manan’s family and he will know the truth that while Manan had been always in favor of a political resolution but utter humiliation at the hands of forces compelled him to choose the gun.
The fate Kashmiri students are meeting everywhere in India is known to all. Just by claiming that state government is in touch with authorities of rest of the states where Kashmiri students are being harassed, state government cannot claim to have discharge its duties. Had New Delhi cared for youth it would not have created hurdles in establishing professional colleges and universities in Kashmir and by not encouraging investment in educational institutions New Delhi’s designs stand exposed. Mr. Malik should know that the state is being run not by him but men in uniform”.
Er. Rasheed added that Kashmir problem is not about controlling youth and it is not mere child’s play that governor wants New Delhi to engage with kids between age group from 13 to 20 years, but New Delhi has to talk to Pakistan and pro-resistance leadership weather it is militants holding the guns or the political leadership for the permanent resolution of Kashmir dispute.