Delhi using sports, education to divert attention from Kashmir issue: Er Rasheed

Srinagar

Awami Ithad Party (AIP) president Er Rasheed on Thursday said that New Delhi should not use sports and education as a tool to divert attention from the political dispute of J&K.

Er Rasheed while speaking at the award distribution ceremony of a cricket match at Audoora Langate in north Kashmir

While speaking at the award distribution ceremony of a cricket match at Audoora Langate in north Kashmir Rasheed said that Kashmiri youth doesn’t lack talent but for the want of genuine opportunities they often make to fail it at the international level. Unfortunately, national media and other agencies get often indulged in taking credit whenever sports stars like Parvez Rasool, Abid Nabi, Manzoor Pandav Rasik Salam, Mehraj Vadoo, Tajamul-Islam and many others make their entrance at National and International level.

He said it is none of the business of Army, JK police and other security agencies to poke their nose and politicize the sports events and use them to defend New Delhi’s weak stand on Jammu & Kashmir. “Those who kill and blind us should first change their attitude and understand that Kashmiris are fighting for their indigenous rights and are not criminals, the spokesman quoted Er Rasheed as saying.

Rasheed said that New Delhi is trying to use their participation in sports and education-related activities to give a notion that Kashmiri youth are fed up with the voices seeking a resolution to Kashmir dispute.

He urged youth to concentrate on studies and also announced free quality coaching through Joint Effort Trust (JET) for the class 12th student of the entire area.

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