Welcoming the offer by Governor Satpal Malik to Hurriyat that the party must talk directly to him over the issues pertaining to atrocities against civilians and other related issues, AIP President Er Rasheed said that Malik should move a step further and facilitate certain genuine CBMs to prove his words.
Rasheed while welcoming his offer sought the release of political prisoners languished in Tihar and other jails. He sought special intervention from the Governor to help the release of Shahid-ul-Islam and informed Governor that if he truly respects Hurriyat leaders and those having a divergent viewpoint and cares for the human rights of Kashmiris, he must ensure the release of Shahid-ul-Islam whose wife is fighting for battle in Srinagar and he is in Tihar Jail.
Rasheed also sought the release of all political prisoners including Masrat Alam, Qasim Faktoo, Aasia Indrabi, Nahida Nasreen, and Fehmeeda Sofi, so that atmosphere turns conducive for the sincere political process.
Rasheed asked Governor to intervene and take up the matter of filing charge sheet against Kashmiris students studying at JNU. Governor reiterated that initiating any political dialogue between New Delhi and Srinagar is not within his domain will surely intervene in other issues raised with him during the conversation.