Reiterating that AIP has the potential to replace traditional political parties in J&K Er Rasheed has appealed masses to support AIP In the entire state in the upcoming elections.
While welcoming prominent Trade Union Leader and Political activists during a press conference in Srinagar on Saturday Rasheed said that both NC and PDP have miserably failed at all fronts and are acting like extension wings of Congress and BJP.
Quoting Rasheed, the spokesman said; “while resolution to Kashmir issue in accordance with the sentiments and aspirations of people is a must but at the same time people deserve a better governance and have a right to have basic immunities but unfortunately successive governments have not only diluted the nature of Kashmir issue but have miserably failed to provide even poor Governance. He said the common masses in the valley are suffering for want of better health care, electricity, drinking water and proper roads, even schools are without teachers in remote areas and the genuine political leadership is being subjected to mental torture”.
“The low percentage of votes in parliamentary elections should make Delhi understand that pro-resistance leadership has its routes deep in masses and their voice cannot be muzzled by force. Be it banning Jamat-i-Islami or JKLF nothing will change on the ground unless New Delhi realizes the significance of resolving Kashmir issue,” he said.
Rasheed said that it is shameful that political prisoners including Yaseen Malik, Asia Indrabi, Zahoor Watali, Ayaz Akbar, Shabir Shah, Nayeem Khan, and Altaf Shah are being treated like “criminals” and even courts are being influenced to delay justice.
Rasheed also announced that party will have a protest march outside Civil Secretariat on Monday against “failure of Government to provide basic immunities to people, arresting of youth in every nook and corner of Kashmir, state suppression against pro-resistance leadership and for seeking revocation of the ban against Jamat-i-Islami and JKLF”.