#Day32: ‘If Modi’s Interpretation of Azaadi is Accepted, Then Indians Were Azaad under British,’ says Rasheed



AIP chief and MLA Langate Er Rasheed Tuesday while commenting on Narendra Modi’s comments on Kashmir said that Kashmiris “were not waiting” for all these days to listen from Mr Modi that “India enjoys Aazadi and Kashmiris can also enjoy it”.

He said, “Mr Modi and every Indian needs to be remembered that if Modi’s  interpretation of Azaadi is accepted, then Indians were enjoying more Azaadi under British rule than after getting freedom in 1947.”

“Modi’s speech has rendered Kashmiris hopeless and it has no takers,” he added.

Rasheed said that Mehbooba Mufti and others hailing Vajpayee should tell the people of J&K what “was Vajpayee’s solution to Kashmir dispute and what did he mean” by Jamhooriyat, Kashmiriyat and Insaaniyat.

In a statement issued today, Rasheed said that many “mouth pieces” of New Delhi have been “misleading” since long by reciting Vajpayee’s slogan but “never say if Vajpayee had assured publicly or behind curtains implementation of UN Resolutions or some other respectable formula that could match sacrifices of Kashmiri people”.

He also appealed Indian Parliamentarians to clear their “confusions” about the purpose of their visit to Kashmir.

“Anybody who speaks for oppressed people of Kashmir deserves respect but whatsoever Indian parliamentarians and political parties have been speaking in and outside Parliament is enough to understand that Indians want simply restoration of law and order and don’t want even discuss the dispute in its historic perspective. The political parties should first decide in New Delhi what they have to offer to Kashmiris if they come here for talks and if they just want to bail out India by simply requesting Kashmiris to help in returning normalcy without discussing concrete proposals for talks to resolve the dispute in light of its historic perspective, then nobody is ready to receive them,” he said.

Rasheed also asked PM Narendra Modi and “ultra nationalist” Indian media and politicians that if Narendra Modi visits to pay homage to Chander Shekhar Azad on eve of his 70th birthday, “how come can they label Burhan and other Kashmiri militants as terrorists” and what is the difference between Chander Shekhar Azad and Burhan.

“PM’s visit to Azad’s birth place is itself a contradiction of his claims that somebody’s terrorist cannot be freedom fighter for others,” he said adding, “India must confess either Chander Shekhar Azad too was a terrorist or all Kashmiri militants including Burhan are martyrs.”

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