Ridiculing the recent statement of Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) President and MLA Langate Engineer Rashid wherein he has stated that the recent statement of Narendra Modi at Jammu about Article 370 is the failure for Kashmir mainstream and separatist leadership, the pro-freedom camp Wednesday asked Rashid not to transgress the limits and avoid raising concerns about the major political issues.
“He is a mere MLA and he should issue statements within his limits and must concentrate on how to win the assembly seat. He must not talk on the vital issues pertaining to the disputed nature of the state,” said Huriyat Conference (G) chief spokesman Ayaz Akbar.
He further stated that Rashid is issuing the statements to remain in headlines but our advise to him is that he should know what is position and post is. “we are on our stand since 1947 and once we surrender, that would be our failure. Our real success is that we are treading the path of resistance movement with zeal and zest.”
Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah while reacting to Rashid’s statement said that Kashmir’s separatist camp has not failed in its struggle and that the Kashmir issue is the matter of concern for the world community at present. “The international community including the European union has accepted the disputed status of Kashmir and its leadership is struggling to get it resolved in accordance to the peoples’ wishes.”
Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DeM) chairperson Asiya Andrabi while castigating Rashid over his remarks on Kashmir’s pro-freedom leadership termed him a ‘political turn- coat’. “He s not a freedom lover and has no affiliation to the ongoing movement. He was earlier claiming to be the freedom fighter and then changed his ideology. ” The DeM chairperson further mentioned that the people of Kashmir with its leadership has made the world to accept the fact that Kashmir is a disputed territory and needs to be resolved.