Er. Rasheed urges government not to undermine power of peaceful movements
Seeks immediate enquiry into electrocution of three innocents in Tangdar
Srinagar, 10 July: Sit-in organized by People United Front (PUF) seeking tunnel for Karnah and Gurez entered its second day today and people from different walks of life participated in the sit-in and expressed their solidarity with the noble cause. Those who visited the sit-in site included students, lawyers, traders, members of civil society and prominent citizens from Karnah and Gurez. Thanking those who showed solidarity with the noble cause, AIP President Er. Rasheed urged state and Union governments not to underestimate and undermine the strength, power and worth of common man Er. Rasheed said “Government must listen to peaceful voices and if such voices go unheard it will create serious negative ramifications. While masses need to speak in one voice against injustices they face, government must change its behavior and should discharge its duties without politicizing everything”. Er. Rasheed while talking to various media persons said that politicizing every issue and trying to create or find a political angle in issues of public interest is dangerous for the entire system and the society. He said “AIP is always ready to co-operate with other political parties on issue basis to ensure that justice is done. Since our sufferings and issues are common as such finding common minimum ground to address grievances should be priority of all forces”. Er. Rasheed added that we are ready to join hands with various political parties who really want sufferings of people of Karnah, Gurez and other remote areas should end. Er. Rasheed questioned national political parties for ignoring the sufferings of people of border areas and said that these parties have often made tall claims about caring for the sufferings of people of J&K but when in power they show their colonial mindset. Er. Rasheed also expressed deep shock over loss of lives three precious lives in Tangdar who were electrocuted just due to negligence of PDD department. Seeking ex-gratia and other genuine benefits for the families of victims Er. Rasheed urged Governor Mr. Satpal Malik to prove his words and initiate an immediate, sincere and time bound enquiry to find by whose negligence the three innocent civilians lost their lives. Er. Rasheed also brought in the notice of Governor Mr. Satpal Malik the issue of tragic incident at Tangdar and sought ex-gratia for the family of next of kin and also sought stern action against those whose negligence resulted in the painful tragedy.