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Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) chief and MLA Langate Er Sheikh Ab Rasheed Tuesday confronted National Conference leaders in Assembly, when Mohammad Shafi Uri during his budget speech started counting achievements of late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.
“If NC wants to take credit for some cosmetic work done by late Sheikh Sahib, let it not feel shy in confessing that NC leadership is responsible for creating Kashmir issue, as Sheikh Sahib went on changing his stands and made nation confusing and vulnerable,” Rasheed said addressing Opposition benches occupied by the NC members.
“Rasheed’s remarks left NC MLAs red faced and all of them got up and started using rude and rough language against him,” a statement issued by Rasheed said this afternoon.
“Former speaker Akbar Lone even hurled abuses at Er Rasheed but this couldn’t impress Rasheed and he intensified his attacks on NC leadership,” the statement said.
“While NC wants to take credit for leading revolt against Maharaja but should not forget that Sheikh became a conspirator and helped Maharaja in allowing India to grab Kashmir and got power in return. It was none other than late Sheikh Sahib who surrendered his plebiscite movement in 1975 and shamelessly took over as CM on Congress’s support, forgetting that he was not only PM of the J&K when removed from power but had also made Kashmiris to sacrifice everything from 1953 to 1975,” he said.
He added that it was NC which still preferred to have Omar Abdullah in Vajpayee’s government despite the so-called Autonomy Resolution passed by Assembly was thrown in dustbin and accused that NC is “not sincere” in even talking about very minor developmental issues and their one point agenda is to come back to power.
Rasheed also raised strongly the issue of two Kashmiri families of Mohammad Suhail and Ghulam Mohammad Mir, who had came back from Pakistan via Nepal and have been detained by Seema Surakhsha Bal (SSB) since 27th May at Indo-Nepal border.
He appealed government to allow them to come back to their native places and added that they felt victim of previous governments so called Rehabilitation Policy.