#Day34: ‘Arrest of Jama’at Spokesperson Is Frustration of Govt,’ says Rasheed

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SRINAGAR

ZAHID ALI
Advocate Zahid Ali

Reminding “Indian state and its extensions” in J&K about their continuous appeals post-1989 to shun armed struggle and fight politically for resolution of Kashmir dispute, AIP chief and MLA Langate Er Rasheed Thursday condemned the recent spree of arrests and slapping draconian PSA on youth in various parts of the state.

In a statement issued this evening, Rasheed said , “it was GoI which used to appeal Kashmiris to give up armed struggle and fight for the resolution of Kashmir dispute either by ballot or through peaceful political means.”

“However, when the resistance movement started transforming into a peaceful political movement, the state terrorism started becoming more repressive which has resulted in the current chaos and bloodshed,” he added.

MLA Langate said that GoI “cannot justify” its allegations for blaming Pakistan for the mass uprising as “every Kashmiri cannot be a Pakistani mercenary”.

Pantha Chowk Mashaal Procession on August 10, 2016
Responding to the call of united resistance leadership, people in outskirts of Srinagar late Wednesday evening took out a protest ‘Mashaal’ procession. (KL Image: Mehraj Bhat)

“Whatsoever is being propagated from Parliament to so-called national media about the current uprising is nothing but a desperate attempt to hide India’s failures in J&K,” he alleged.

Rasheed expressed his deep concern over the harassment of Muslims in Jammu region, “who against all odds have been supporting the moment for resolution of Kashmir dispute”.

Responding to the call of united resistance leadership, people in outskirts of Srinagar late Wednesday evening took out a protest Mashaal procession. (KL Image: Mehraj Bhat)
Reports reaching from Pantha Chowk, in South Srinagar, said that as soon as the ‘Maghrib Namaz’ (evening prayers) ended, men and women took out a rally holding ‘Mashaals’.(KL Image: Mehraj Bhat)

Condemning the arrest of Jama’at-e- Islami spokesperson Adv Zahid Ali, he said, “crackdown on political leaders is a clear indication of frustration of the Government.”

Rasheed reiterated that despite “all hurdles” by the administration, AIP will go ahead with its 72-hour sit-in protest in Srinagar from Friday against the “in-sensitiveness of the Indian parliament towards Kashmir issue”.

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