Supporting the demand made by people of Ladakh region to open Kargil Iskardo and other traditional routes between two sides of divided Jammu and Kashmir, AIP president Er Rasheed has said that today’s protest marches in entire Ladakh region should wake up conscience of Delhi and it should understand how much are the rights and sentiments of masses in state affiliated with the Kashmir dispute.
In a statement, Er Rasheed said, “Seventy year-long dispute has made the life of people of the entire state a hell but unfortunately Delhi is trying to prove that Kashmir dispute is confined to Kashmir valley and as if it is a land dispute between India & Pakistan.”
“On one hand Delhi claims entire J& K as it’s an integral part but contradicts it’s stand by not allowing people on the two sides to cross the dirty line of control,” said Er Rasheed.
“People of the state have every right to use all the traditional routes which were operational till 1947 and Delhi’s constant denial and attempts to mislead world community may force people of the state to break these Berlin walls everywhere from Balakote to Kargil,” he said.
“People of Ladakh should not find themselves alone and Kashmiris value their emotions and sentiments with high respect and regard,” he added.
Er Rasheed added that like people of Kargil and Drass people in Rajouri, Poonch, RS Pura, Akhnoor, Karna, Ketan, Nowgam, Gurez, Uri and other border areas are paying huge costs due to animosity between India & Pakistan.
He said that till Kashmir issue is permanently resolved to open of traditional routes and allowing people to take help from each other should not be objected by any of the sides.
Er Rasheed added that today’s protest marches in entire Ladakh region reject Delhi’s claims that Kashmiris are seeking a resolution on communal lines to dispute and Said that the dispute is about rights, aspirations, sentiments and Promises made with people of J& K from 1947 till date.