Talks and threats cannot go together: Rasheed, seeks release of Salahuddin’s son

Srinagar

Awami Ittehad Party chairperson and incumbent Langate lawmaker Er Rasheed on Wednesday said that talks and threats cannot go together and said that New Delhi needs to come out of confusions and people have a right to know as to what is the real Kashmir policy of current NDA govt.

Rasheed also expressed displeasure over the arrest of Shahid Yousf, son of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen supreme commander Syed Salahuddin by NIA.

“Appointing an interlocutor on one hand to talk to Kashmiris but arresting Salahuddin’s son on the other hand makes no sense. Either New Delhi should show seriousness in dialogue process and release all political prisoners and stop harassing the families of militants or must not mislead masses in the name of dialogue. Salahuddin’s son is not a criminal so humiliating him or any innocent Kashmiri is unacceptable,” Rasheed said in a statement.

Rasheed reiterated that militants are the stake holders and have offered huge sacrifices for resolution of Kashmir issue. He said that sooner or later New Delhi will have to include militant leadership in talks. “It is because of militants that people have no option but to make talk offers and ignoring them will yield nothing.”

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