AIP organizes seminar to remember victims of Handwara massacre
Handwara: Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) on Friday organized a seminar at Handwara to pay homage to martyrs of 25th January 1990 Handwara massacre in which hundreds of people from all walks of life participated.
On the occasion, tributes were paid to those who were killed by men in uniform, 28 years ago and people took a pledge that they will not compromise the huge sacrifices and will not surrender before New Delhi’s might.
According to a statement issued here, prominent social and religious scholar Manzoor Ahmad Kirmani asked leadership to introspect why Kashmir resolution is still a distant dream.
Senior Journalist and member of Civil Society, Javid Zargar appealed for unity among people and added that leaders needed to be made accountable.
Molvi Shabir Rather said that Handwara massacre is like a blot on India’s face. Student leader Zubair Ahmad asked main stream politicians not to dilute the Kashmir cause.
Speaking on the occasion, Er Rasheed said that “though we are all pained for not getting the justice but every colonial power has been using the methodology of denying justice to victims, humiliating them and justifying their sufferings.”
“While New Delhi had nothing to offer but Kashmiris cannot surrender their legitimate rights. Those always in search of opportunity to harm, humiliate and insult Kashmiris have been given free hand and all these incidents add the perception on the ground that Kashmiris and Indians are like north poles South Pole,” he said.
He said the way speakers at Indo-analytics conclave were given free hand in New Delhi to provoke masses all over India against Kashmiri students and businessmen who are residing in rest of India.
Er Rasheed added why Kashmiris should reconcile if from security agencies to intelligence agencies and from goons to fringe and radical elements have been getting liberty since decades to throw their venom against Kashmiris.
“By denying justice to victims of Handwara massacre New Delhi has brought bad name to its reputation and its claims of being a country run through rule of law carries no weight,” he said.
Rejecting autonomy and other proposals as a resolution to seventy year long Kashmir dispute, Er Rasheed reiterated that any attempt to dilute UN resolutions will harm Kashmiri and will create nothing except confusions.
“Those talking about autonomy are enemies of Kashmiris. It is shameful that main stream parties have offered their services without any conditions to New Delhi just to grab power and thus ensure a delay to the seventy year long dispute,” he said.