Expressing shock over killing of innocents in Shopian and Anantnag, MLA Langate Er Rashid has said that every encounter is a set back to the efforts of restoring peace and normalcy in the state.
In a statement Er Rashid said: “Those expecting return of normalcy by killing militants are living in fool’s paradise and are misleading the entire India. Killing of every militant not only increases alienation but makes Kashmiris realize that New Delhi does not want any political solution to the Kashmir dispute but seems adamant to deal the situation with iron hands.:
He said, “ Let New Delhi and its extension wings in Kashmir understand that militants in Jammu & Kashmir have a strong public support mainly because of New Delhi’s denial to show its willingness for a meaningful result oriented dialogue. Neither parents nor a common Kashmiri wish youth to take arms in their hands but the failure of the political leadership in J&K and New Delhi’s arrogances have pushed youth to the wall, thus deteriorating the situation further. New Delhi has been instrumental in showing more interest to prove that resistance in Kashmir is a part of global agenda and has shown least interest for reconciliation with sincerity.”
He said, “Militants killed in Shoipan and other places today may pose bigger threat to New Delhi’s interests rather serving any purpose except increasing anger further in Jammu & Kashmir,” he added.