Kashmiris Need To Shun Guns: Waheed Parra On His Political Return

by Yawar Hussain

SRINAGAR: PDP’s Youth President Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, who was jailed for over a year in a militancy-related case, Sunday returned to the political stage at the party’s Youth Convention in Srinagar.

PDP youth president Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra addressing party youth convention in Srinagar

Addressing the convention, he said that people are talking about Naya Kashmir in which a lot of things have been taken away but a Kashmiri youth used to get killed prior to August 5 and is still getting killed.

“Truth is that every day there are reports of killings. They say a militant is killed… it can be any name but the safety of our youth is still not guaranteed,” Parra said, adding that Kashmiris need to take a collective decision that they won’t take up guns so that violence against them or any other move cannot be justified.

He said that they will fight for the restoration of pre-August-5 status politically, legally as well as constitutionally.

This was Parra’s first appearance after his release on bail in May this year.

Earlier, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti while addressing the youth convention said that the quintessence of PDP is Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra.

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