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Denial to remove AFSPA is New Delhi’s surrender: Er. Rasheed

Dares Mehbooba to ban those channels which spread hateredness


Jammu, Feb 03 (KNS): Accusing Mehbooba Mufti and Omer Abdullah of not learning lessons from various episodes and their past mistakes, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has ridiculed the allegations and counter allegations between the former and the present Chief Minister, exchanged in the assembly.
In a statement issued to KNS, Er. Rasheed said “The two leaders leave no stone unturned to score a point over each other but without caring for the reasonability and authenticity of what they speak. When Mehbooba tries to justify continuation of AFSPA by giving the logic that had previous Govt. started withdrawing AFSPA from some places, today it would have been easier for her to do more, carries no weight. She in fact wants to pass the allegation on Omer Abdullah over AFSPA and he in return makes counter allegations but the only purpose of these arguments and counter arguments is to maintain status-quo and gain power. If Mehbooba confesses her helplessness in removing AFSPA, it is ample proof that even after 29 long years New Delhi has failed to manage its writ on ground and the draconian AFSPA is the only tool to ensure New Delhi’s authority in J&K. it is not Mehbooba’s but New Delhi’s surrender that despite claiming J&K its integral part it doesn’t dare to revoke AFSPA even from a small town”.
Er. Rasheed asked Mehbooba Mufti not to make hue and cry over the venom being spread by Indian TV Channels. He said “If Mehbooba Mufti truly believes Indian TV Channels are part of the problem, who stops her from banning telecast of these channels within premises of J&K. while Omer Abdullah, who claims to be champion of freedom of speech needs to be reminded how he banned the local TV channels, Mehbooba Mufti should dare to close all those channels in J&K which she believes are creating hatred and anger”.
Er. Rasheed also rejected Omer Abdullah’s attacks on PDP for its alliance with BJP and asked him not to treat people of J&K like ornaments of his drawing room as they can’t forget it is national conference which first took power from congress in 1975 by burying plebiscite movement and then the same party imported BJP in Kashmir when Omer Abdullah became a Junior Minister in then BJP rule.
Er. Rasheed questioned Omer Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti for their failure in giving justice to Aasia and Neelofar and said that the two have made a joke of their position and stature and often stabbed those who voted them to power.
Er. Rasheed while condemning attack on Kashmiri students in Haryana said that the radical elements are controlling everything in India now but warned of a reacting to such incidents within Jammu & Kashmir, if the goons were not taken to task. (KNS)