Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) President, MLA Langate and AIP Candidate for Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency Engineer Rashid addressed an ‘impressive’ public rally held at Handwara Monday and stated that both National Conference and PDP are responsible for devastation of Kashmir by acting as “B Team” of Delhi .
“NC, PDP are always busy in playing vote-bank politics and for the lust of power have compromised with the genuine interests of Kashmiri people. NC, PDP played dirty politics over the burning issue of Afzal Guru hanging. I had moved a motion in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly that sought to commute the death sentence to Guru. But, the ruling National Conference and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party scuttled the motion ,” he said.
While criticizing chief minister Omar Abdullah who was also campaigning in Handwara township, Engineer Rashid stated Omar Abdullah has no moral authority to talk about burning issues like harassment of Kashmiri students outside and Assam violence.
“Omar Abdullah has miserably failed to check innumerable human rights in Kashmir during his tenure and punish the guilty so he is not competent to take any stand on such happenings in any part of the globe,” he said.
Engineer Rashid appealed to people to carefully use vote and in this regard vote for AIP so as to champion the cause of browbeaten Kashmiris in Parliament of India.
Pertinently, the rally was attended by “thousands of people” and was one of the “biggest rallies in Kashmir electoral history”.
Meanwhile, Engineer Rashid has also condemned the beating and harassment of Kashmiri students in Delhi and threatened to launch a massive agitation over the grave issue.