Expressing sympathy with the families of commandos killed in brutal Naxal attack in Maharashtra, AIP President Er Rasheed has reiterated that violence is not a solution to any problem.
Quoting Rasheed, the spokesman said that while the attack is condemnable, New Delhi needs to introspect and answer certain serious and tough questions. Can New Delhi answer if it will show the same anger and anguish towards the people of Maharashtra, it showed towards Kashmiris after the Pulwama attack? Will Maharashtrians be attacked the same way, Kashmiris were attacked in rest of India and will the highways be closed in the same manner Jammu Srinagar Highway is closed twice a week?” Rasheed asked the union government to answer why the religion of the attackers is not being linked with the attackers who killed fifteen commandos in Maharashtra.
He said; “Whenever any incident takes place in Kashmir Delhi makes a huge hue and cry not only in the country but across the world but why it keeps mum if more heinous attacks taken place in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, West Bengal or other places. Is the life of those killed in Maharashtra attack less important than the life of paramilitary men killed in Pulwama attack.”
Kashmiris have a right to answer that why AFSPA is not being put in place in Naxal hit states and why are not draconian laws like PSA being imposed in these states, he said.