Reminding BJP President Amit Shah that Jammu and Kashmir dispute is not about abrogating or strengthening Article 370, incumbent Langate lawmaker Er Rasheed has said that what Kashmiris want has been communicated to Amit Shah through the treatment meted out to CM Mehbooba Mufti by the women of Kashmir at SKICC on Tuesday.
In a statement issued today, Rasheed said, “Whatsoever Amit Shah has said at India TV conclave is distortion and denial of Himalayan facts. Article 370 has nothing to do with the Kashmir dispute and battle of Kashmiris is for Right to Self-Determination. Infact by talking about Article 370 BJP is trying to dilute the issue, but want a onetime everlasting settlement to the long pending dispute.”
Rasheed asked Shah that though the message has been sent to India louder and clear by Kashmiris since last 70 years about their aspirations but the humiliation CM Mehbooba faced today was just to tell world community that Kashmiris want an end to status-quo on Kashmir dispute.
“The shameless ministers and bureaucrats who just want to mislead world find no shame in forcing govt employees and unemployed youth to attend the official functions but then waste no time in claiming these gatherings as people’s faith in the current govt and a sign of normalcy.”
Rasheed said that those blaming Pakistan and “resistance movement” for every incident that if the gathering was arranged by ministers how could they justify the attack on CM by the selective women folk. “Infact today not only Mehbooba Mufti and her puppets but their masters including Amit Shah would have understood better that arranging gatherings at gunpoint and through bureaucratic and administration terrorism cannot help in changing things on the ground.”
Rasheed expressed surprise over Omer Abdullah’s tweets celebrating helplessness of Mehbooba Mufti and reminded him that he was doing nothing better than Mehbooba Mufti and should not forget the incident when shoes were hurdled at him, when he too committed same mistake and forced govt employees to attend a “state sponsored” gathering on eve of 15 August 2010.
Similarly, Omar should not forget that people hurdled shoes at Farooq Abdullah at Eid Gah Srinagar for “collaborating” with New Delhi. Unless Mehbooba, Omar Abdullah and others do not have courage to tell New Delhi the bitter truth, they all will have to face the music and people will show their resentment by throwing everything that comes their way on those who speak for New Delhi in Kashmir.