Srinagar, June 23, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, independent member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed has said that if the United States can talk to Taliban, why can’t India talk to Mujahideen. In his speech at the so-called Assembly, Rasheed asked BJP to discuss every angle and aspect of Kashmir issue in the assembly but added that since India had a very weak argument to defend its case in Kashmir, so it always ran away from talks and had given police and army a free hand to kill and control Jammu and Kashmir at will.
“We strongly believe that J and K is a political issue and we don’t want a communal solution but it is New Delhi that is forcing us to think on communal lines, as we are facing discrimination at all levels,” he said and questioned repeated slapping of draconian Public Safety Act on senior Hurriyet leader Masarrat Aalam Butt and confiscation of Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori’s house. He said that the regime had itself damaged its credibility by not punishing killers of Handwara, those of Gowhar Nazir or those of Abdul Gani Naikoo of Kapran.
He also protested over the release of 22 criminals who had damaged property within hours. He pointed out that masses were building pressure for resolution of the Kashmir dispute. “We can feel the pain of families of policemen but why you keep mum when police and army kill innocents and get appreciation rather being punished. I was not only beaten in Assembly but from Baderwah to Rajouri and Delhi to Sunderbani you attacked me everywhere and even debarred me from attending social functions in Jammu region,” he added. Engineer Rasheed maintained that since J and K was a disputed territory as such he like every Kashmiri, doesn’t expect any justice from India.
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