Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) President and MLA Langate Er Rashid on Saturday while commenting on the latest statement of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) that ‘West Pakistan refugee issue should be dealt in humanitarian way’ as sheer political hypocrisy on part of the BJP.
“When over the last more than six decades more than half million Kashmiris have got killed on account of lingering political conflict of Kashmir BJP has never evoked humanity mantra on it but on an issue which is unlawful and illogical,” Eashid said in a statement adding “By every paradigm of logic and rationale West Pakistan refugees can never be granted citizenship rights.”
Rashid warned that any step taken towards granting citizenship rights to West Pakistan refugees would be never acceptable to people of Kashmir and called on PDP to come clean on this burning issue before forming government with BJP.
Rashid said, “It seems PDP is in hurry to sell everything and needs to come clear on West Pakistan refugee issue,” adding “The constituency of conscience should wake up and solve the Kashmir issue and end miseries of people of Kashmir.”
“West Pakistani Refugees should be settled in other parts rather than in Jammu & Kashmir,” Rashid demanded.
Rashid said that actual figure of these West Pakistan refugees is 8 lac rather than sixty thousand as claimed by BJP. “If the number of West Pakistani refugees is in few thousands why the Joint Parliamentary Committee recommended 8 seats for them?,” Rashid asked.