Seeking rehabilitation of families whose houses were completely damaged due to the encounter in Babagund Handwara, the former MLA Langate has reiterated the stand that Jammu and Kashmir needs a political resolution that matches sacrifices and also reflects the historical perspective of seventy-year long dispute.

The spokesman said that Rasheed visited the slain cop Ghulam Mustafa Barra’s residence at Dugripora Rajwar and expressed sympathy with the family. While addressing a gathering, Rasheed appealed India and Pakistan to resolve a seventy-year-long dispute which has claimed more than one lakh lives and there seems to be no end to violence.

“Kashmiri’s do not want bloodshed, neither they want mothers of militants to wail nor the families of policemen, but the “arrogance” of Delhi has created an atmosphere in which violence seems to only resort to making other side understand one’s viewpoint. Be it Waseem Ahmad Mir, two police constables, CRPF men or the militants, the pain for families of all near and dear ones cannot be measured by justifying violence from either side,” the spokesman quoted Rasheed as saying.

He said that the tragedy of Kashmir can better be understood by the example of the slain cop’s family which has been already a victim of the conflict. Elaborating he said “ Mustafa’s militant brother is on the other side of LOC, away from his family, for last 18 long years while Mustafa died fighting for the state.


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