Reiterating that defending Article 370 or Article 35-A is not the goal of people of Jammu and Kashmir, AIP President, and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Saturday urged mainstream and separatist parties to develop a strategy and find ways how to achieve the goal satisfying aspirations of Kashmiris rather worrying for their personal and party agendas.
While interacting with people of various sections at Sopore today Rasheed said that while the weaknesses of mainstream parties have emboldened New Delhi, JRL and other pro-resistance forces should not make preserving 35-A as their lone goal as Kashmiris need nothing less than the right to self-determination from Gilgit to Lakhanpor.
He said “Since both mainstream and Separatist parties claim to be fighting for rights of people, let every political force prove his sincerity and let Hurriyat not get trapped in the game of New Delhi. Despite huge failures under current circumstances, mainstream politics is still relevant but their vision about Kashmir and roadmap to resolve the dispute is entirely different than the aspirations, sentiments, and sacrifices of masses. However pro-resistance groups including JRL are being seen by masses as custodians of their sacrifices.
Rasheed warned NC and PDP not to play with the sentiments of masses and reminded them that it is NC and PDP who have given New Delhi so much of confidence that it is not scared of abrogating special status of J&K by taking Supreme Court Route. Rasheed asked Hurriyat to take every step with utter care so that the ill designs of anti-Kashmiris forces are defeated and the significance of resolving Kashmir issue in accordance with UN resolutions doesn’t get diluted.