On the eve of World Human Rights Day, Engineer Rashid led AIP Sunday organized a protest march in Srinagar.
Spokesman said hundreds joined the rally to protest against the denial of New Delhi to resolve seventy year long pending J&K dispute.
“People from all walks of life joined the march that started marching towards Lal Chowk from Jawahar nagar. Protestors were carrying play cards and banners and were chanting forcible slogans seeking an end to Human Rights abuses in Kashmir,” spokesman said.
However, he adds that “a heavy contingent of police led by S.P South stopped the procession near Raj Bagh and used force to disperse the protestors resulting in injuries to few protestors. After the scuffle more than forty protestors including Er. Rasheed were arrested and taken to police station Rajbagh.”
Before being arrested, Er. Rasheed while talking to media persons said that the only way to stop human rights violations in Jammu & Kashmir is to give people of the state on both the sides of LOC Right to Self Determination.
“New Delhi has been misleading world community about all that what is happening in Kashmir only to maintain status-quo and give cover to state terrorism. Since past seventy years New Delhi has miserably failed in Kashmir mainly for the reason that it has tried to purchase the loyalty of Kashmiri leadership rather trying to address the issue in accordance with the promises made with them from time to time,” Rasheed said and added that “the World Human Rights Organizations need to be facilitated their entry to Kashmir so that truth comes out. While thousands have disappeared in custody during past thirty years, hundreds have been blinded, hundreds killed in fake encounters but unfortunately the state institutions have denied even nominal justice to Kashmiris as New Delhi has made it the central point of its policy to deny justice to Kashmiris.”
Rasheed said the world community should take notice of the fact that giving promotions, perks and privileges to government forces for killing and blinding Kashmiris has been the state policy of New Delhi since long.
“While Kashmiris are not safe in Jails the Human Rights Day should bring the focus on the miseries of people of Jammu & Kashmir,” he said and added that though Kashmiris are facing themselves worst form of state terrorism but they stand by the people of Palestine and are unanimous in rejecting Donald Trumps move to own Jerusalem as Israeli’s capital.