Kupwara, being a gateway of sufferings feel pain of Pulwama: Er Rasheed
Handwara: Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) president, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Wednesday led a protest rally in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwar district against the seven civilian killings that took place in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
AIP spokesman in a statement issued here said that people from all walks also participated in a protest march led by its president.
The protesters while carrying placards, black flags and banners passed through various markets of Handwara, raised slogans against Pulwama ‘massacre’.
Addressing a gathering, Er Rasheed said, “Nobody should underestimate the sacrifices of Kashmiris especially people of Kupwara who have sacrificed everything for the resolution of Kashmir dispute and are facing worst at the hands of security agencies every day.”
“No one has a right to sell the sacrifices of Heroes of Kupwara and any such move will be resisted tooth and nail. How it is possible that people of Kupwara will not feel the pain of their brothers in Pulwama as Kupwara has been the gateway of sufferings. New Delhi is seeing every Kashmiri as its enemy. Nobody believes in fake condolences and fake investigations,” he said.
He said that the SOP is nothing but just an eye wash to give an impression that security forces are following a procedure. “As if blinding and jailing Kashmiris was not enough, men in uniform have crossed all moralities to butcher Kashmiris. Army is killing Kashmiris only for being Muslims and the claims of having a secular, tolerant and disciplined character are false,” he said. Er Rasheed added that J&K police is unfortunately reinforcing New Delhi’s terror and the saner voices in JKP have been forced to shut their mouth.
“Kashmiris don’t want violence as they don’t need it for the reason that their cause and case is strong enough to be heard by any civilized oppressor, but unfortunately New Delhi has lost all its decency and is keen bent to demoralize and degrade Kashmiris,” he said.
He said that however facts being on the sides of Kashmiris, no one should be under the impression that Kashmiris can be silenced by power or bribed by concessions. On the occasion, the protesters took a pledge to follow all those sensible voices who will represent sentiments, aspirations and sacrifices of Kashmiris.