Not Kashmiris, New Delhi lacks faith in democracy: Er Rasheed


Reacting to Prime Minister Narindra Modi’s claim that “ballet has won over bullet”, Er Rasheed on Wednesday said that New Delhi is again repeating the mistake of polluting sanctity of elections.

In a statement issued today Rasheed said “Prime Minister should not forget that Kashmiris including militants and pro-resistance leadership are fighting for conducting a bigger democratic exercise by seeking implementation of UN resolutions. It is New Delhi that has been constantly denying the democratic right to people of J&K which it has promised at United Nations.

If New Delhi is so jubilant about people’s participation in ongoing Panchayat polls, it must not hesitate from holding a plebiscite in the state. By finding a relationship between elections and the Kashmir dispute all stake holders are committing a mistake as any election process in Pakistan administered Kashmir or this part of Kashmir has nothing to do with the Kashmir dispute and one wonders how could Panchayat elections be a replacement of UN resolutions.

The UN resolutions are crystal clear that conducting elections in any part of Jammu Kashmir will not affect the disputed nature of Jammu Kashmir and are only to provide basic immunities to the people.

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