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Cool tempers, learn lessons from episodes in Afghanistan: Er Rasheed to Indo-Pak

Cool tempers, learn lessons from episodes in Afghanistan: Er Rasheed to Indo-Pak
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Says ‘former DGP’s words deserve immediate attention’

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Handwara: AwamiItehaad Party (AIP) president, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Tuesday asked India and Pakistan to cool their tempers and learn lessons from what is happening in Afghanistan.
ErRasheed as per a statement issued here appealing New Delhi to learn lessons from the advice given by former Director General of Police (DGP), K Rajandra Kumar and said that “withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan should truly be a wakeup call for New Delhi.”
Addressing party workers at LachamporaHandwara today, ErRasheed said, “K Rajindra Kumar’s word of advice is like confession of truth like better late than never. Who doesn’t know that K. Rajindra in his tenure as JK police chief claimed on more than one occasions that J&K has been made militancy free and now his words that withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan will have serious consequences on J&K do mean a lot and deserve sincere analysis and attention.”
“His words are confession of the fact that wars are never won be in Afghanistan or in Kashmir. It is natural that if US has been compelled to leave Pakistan for whatsoever reasons, not only militant outfits but everyone who believes in Justice would expect its positive implications on Kashmir,” he said.
He added that it is high time for New Delhi to give up ‘arrogance and false claims’ and come forward with sincere efforts to resolve seventy year long political dispute, which claimed six lac lives since 1947 and has become a nuclear flesh point between India and Pakistan.
“If Americans despite being such a strong super power could not conquer Afghanistan, how is it possible for New Delhi to find a military solution to an internationally accepted dispute,” he added.
“While New Delhi has always claimed that Pakistan is pushing militants in the valley, in the changing scenario in Afghanistan it would be more difficult to deal with the situation in J&K without addressing the real issues,” he said.
ErRasheed appealed New Delhi and Islamabad to cool their tempers and learn lessons from what has been happening in Afghanistan and reiterated that the genuine right to self-determination for Kashmiris cannot be suppressed just by ignoring the ground reality and misleading world community.
He added that while K. Rajindra’s words are of much significance, Army officers like Gen. Huda and many others too have tried to convey New Delhi that there is no military solution to the political dispute.

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