Restore Srinagar as permanent capital of J&K: Er Rasheed reacts to BJP’s demand


Reacting to BJP’s demand to abandon the practice of bi-annual Durbar Move, incumbent Langate lawmaker, Er Rasheed has said that it would be in the interest of entire state for more than enough reasons if Srinagar is restored as the permanent capital of the state.

While interacting with people of various sections in Srinagar on Wednesday, Er Rasheed said, “There is no reason to disagree to the fact that Durbar Move has yield nothing except adding to the miseries of common masses in the entire state and becoming entertainment and tour like tradition for the elite class including politicians and bureaucrats. “It is purely an administrative issue and if delinked from politics can become a move to provide some better governance to the people of state. However all the political parties and various other organisations need to have a sincere, time bound, broad based and result oriented consultation across the state before taking a final call over the issue”.

Rasheed, according to a statement, asked CM Mehbooba Mufti that if J&K is India’s crown, why is she advocating for talks with Huriyat day in and day out.

Rasheed said that Mehbooba Mufti’s claim that Kashmir is crown of India, has exposed her hypocrisy and duplicity.

He asked, “Mehbooba Mufti should explain what Huriyat has to talk to New Delhi or what has New Delhi to offer to Huriyat if J&K is India’s integral part”?

Rasheed said that she needs to be reminded that J&K had never been India’s crown or integral part but is an internationally recognised disputed territory and her claiming J&K to be India’s crown is just endorsing New Delhi’s arrogant view point.

“Though New Delhi has claimed it to be crown but has given constant huge jerks and disgraced the so called crown ruthlessly under its colonial feet.”


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