Independent MLA and the president of Awami Ithaad Party Er Rasheed on Sunday said that the Governor Satya Pal Malik’s revelations and concerns about ill governance, backdoor entries and other administrative failures are nothing new. He said that these have been happening in J&K during past seventy years and have full patronage of New Delhi.
Addressing a gathering here, Er Rasheed said, “ Those ruling the state have made fortunes out of sufferings of Kashmiri people with full consent of New Delhi.”
Meanwhile, an AIP spokesman said that Er Rasheed visited the residence of Ashiq Hussain Zargar at Tulwari Langate and expressed solidaritu with his family. Hussain was killed along with scholar turned militant Manan Wani in an encounter with the government forces earlier this month.
Er. Rasheed said, “Governor by his statements is trying to prove that Kashmir dispute is about governance but the fact is that J&K dispute is a political issue and needs a resolution through right to self determination.”
While reacting to Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s claim that Pakistan is taking revenge of India’s role in independence of Bangladesh by supporting Kashmiris, Er Rasheed said, “General Rawat has spoken partial truth. He should not forget that Pakistan is a party to the dispute and one third of J&K is under control of Pakistan, as such Pakistan has to be taken on board for the final settlement.”