Don’t insult sacrifices of Kashmiris, mislead world: Er Rasheed to Guv
‘Not to worry about our children; we know how to build their future’
Srinagar: AwamiItehaad Party (AIP) president and former Langate legislator, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Friday Governor Satya Pal Malik needs not to worry about our children and people of J&K know better how to build their future
ErRasheed as per a statement issued here called Governor’s remarks that ‘Kashmir is an issue for people between age group of 13 to 23 years’ as childish and stupid’, asking him not to insult sacrifices of Kashmiris and mislead the world community.
The former Langate legislator said that J&K issue is not about entertainment, opening cinemas, cafés or playfields but about respecting sacrifices of masses and fulfilling promises made with them from United Nations to Shimla.
“Governor Malik needs not to worry about our children and people of J&K know better how to build their future. It is his forces who killed teen agers like WamiqFarooq, ZahidFarooq, TufailMatoo, Omer Qayoom and hundreds like them who were silenced forever while playing cricket or returning from schools,” he said.
“It is the third generation which is being bulldozed and butchered by state terrorism only to fulfill the colonial and notorious egos and designs of New Delhi. Governor should not forget that only last year on 19 October a six month pregnant lady namely Firdousa wife of Khursheed Ahmad Sheikh was killed at ShadimargPulwama by the bullets of men in uniform,” he said.
He added that of course children are the victims of conflict but not because they don’t have play fields and cinemas but for the reason that their parents are facing state terrorism every day and thousands of them have lost their beloved parents at the hands of state terrorism.
“There are hundreds of teen agers who are waiting every day for their Jailed parents. If Governor cares so much about children of age group between 13 to 23, he must intervene and release SarjanBarkati, Asia Indrabi, Dr. QasimFaktoo and dozens others, whose kids are passing through mental trauma every minute,” he said.
“The children are living in a constant state of fear not because they don’t have cinemas and cafes but seven lac men in uniform have been ruling them at the barrel of the gun and have occupied school buildings, meadows and other public places,” he added. ErRasheed said that Governor must get details from police stations and make it public that how many children from age group of 13 to 23 are lodged in jails or are having unwanted and false FIR’s registered against them.
“It is not Kashmiris but New Delhi which is trying to criminalize the entire future generation by its draconian laws, state terrorism and continuing uncertainty by denying a resolution to seventy year long dispute,” he said.