Maharashtra naxal attack: Will Maharashtrians be attacked the same way Kashmiris were after Pulwama attack? asks Er Rasheed
‘India sees every Kashmiri as its enemy’
Srinagar: Expressing sympathy with the families of commandos killed in Naxal attack in Maharashtra, AIP President Er Rasheed has said that violence is not solution to any problem.
Condemning the attack, Rasheed asked New Delhi to “introspect and answer certain serious and tough questions”.
“Can New Delhi answer if it will show same anger and anguish towards the people of Maharashtra, it showed towards Kashmiris after the Pulwama attack?” he asked.
“Will Maharashtrains be attacked the same way Kashmiris were attacked in rest of the India and will the highways be closed in the same manner Jammu Srinagar Highway is closed twice a week?”
Rasheed asked the union government to “answer why the specific religion is not being linked with the attackers who attacked and killed fifteen commandos in Maharashtra”.
While New Delhi makes “huge hue and cry over an incident of violence in Kashmir not only in the country but across the world,” Rasheed alleged, “But why it keeps mum if more heinous attacks taken place in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, West Bengal or other places?”
“Is life of those killed in Maharashtra attack less important than the life of jawans killed in Pulwama attack?” he questioned.
He said that Kashmiris “have a right to answer that why AFSPA is not being put in place in Naxal hit states and why are not draconian laws like PSA being imposed in these states”.
He said every human life is precious and there was no justification to violence neither by state nor by non-state actors.
Rasheed alleged that Maharashtra attack “has exposed the double standards of Indian state towards Kashmiris and it is yet again proven that New Delhi has huge hatred towards Kashmiris and sees them as their enemies”.
“The response shown to the Maharashtra brutal attack reminds US and Indian allegations against Pakistanis for classifying Taliban militants as good Taliban and bad Taliban,” he said adding it was “obvious that Indian state is firm, brutal and harsh towards every Kashmiris but overlooks what is happening in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and other Naxal hit states”.
He said the reason was that the Indian state “believes Naxals and other militant outfits in rest of the Indian as its own people, but sees every Kashmiri as its enemy”.