While reacting to Union Home Minister Raj Nath Singh’s statement that no power can snatch Kashmir from them, MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Sunday said that Indian leaders need to answer why they have to cry every time that J&K belongs to India and no power on earth can snatch it from India.
While addressing the inaugural function of Langate Premier League in Audoora Langate, Rasheed said that Home Minister and others need to answer that if they need not cry about Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujrat or any other Indian state that they are India’s Integral part, what forces them to cry every day that J&K is India’s Integral part.
He said that it yet again authenticates that Indian leadership is absolutely sure that J&K is a disputed territory on either side of LOC. By claiming that no power on earth can snatch J&K from India, Raj Nath Singh has contradicted Indian First Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru’s declaration made at various public forums that India is against forced marriages and will never compel Kashmiris to be part of India against their wishes. As such if Kashmiris ask for the right to self-determination and New Delhi still threatens them it is simply dishonoring and disgracing Nehru
Rasheed rejected Union Home Minister’s claim that Kashmiri youth is being instigated to indulge in violence. He said that every Kashmiri firmly believes that not only youth should be kept away from politics but their proper place is a college or university.
However, Raj Nath Singh needs to be reminded that it is New Delhi has dumped Kashmiri leaders right from Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah to Mehbooba Mufti and also denying any political space to pro-resistance leaders that push youth to the wall.
He said no one is forcing youth to take up arms or resort to violence, but the atrocities of men in uniform, denial of justice and the confusing bunch of lies from New Delhi often turn hope into desperation and disappointment, thus forcing youth to take extreme measures.