Asking New Delhi to learn lessons from the celebrations held across Kashmir after Pakistan’s victory over India in Champions Trophy, incumbent Langate Lawmaker Er Rasheed has said that the “anti-India sentiment” is deep rooted in Kashmir cutting across political, sectarian and any other lines.
In a statement, Rasheed said, “It is strange that Indian TV Channels are still trying to distort the facts and putting their own narratives and fabricated versions of the whole story. The way Kashmiris celebrated Pakistan’s victory over India in Champions Trophy, not only in cities and towns, but in the remotest hamlets from Kupwara to Kishtwar, it is proven beyond doubt that New Delhi is ruling through the barrel of gun and has failed miserably to win hearts and minds of even those who had some corner for New Delhi in Kashmir.”
The firebrand lawmaker said that it is strange that even large numbers of cops belonging to local police were praying and praising for Pakistan which is an ample proof that New Delhi’s grip on Kashmir is now only through the courtesy of military might. “The celebrations have proved like a referendum against India’s all arrogances.”
He said that though sports have to be always delinked from politics and Kashmiris are not enemies of India but it is New Delhi and its harsh media which have always shamelessly and without a logic used cricket to score political points over Pakistan and even so called political experts were abusing Pakistan after its victory over England.
Rasheed appealed Indian intelligentsia to read writing on the wall and force its rulers to have a settlement to Kashmir dispute through self determination in the interests of the people of the sub-continent.