If Rajivi Gandhi’s killers can be released why not Qasim Faktoo and Masrat Aalam: Er. Rasheed

Appeals NC and PDP to develop consensus among various Political Parties.

Welcoming the decisions of Tamil Nadoo Government to release those involved in assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, AIP President Er. Rasheed has sought unconditional release of all Kashmiri political prisoners including Qasim Faktoo, Masrat Aalam and others languished in different jails since decades. While talking to Media persons in Srinagar today Er. Rasheed Said “Decision to release killers of Rajiv Gandhi has exposed the double standards of Indian state.
Being worst victims of state terrorism Kashmiris welcome Tamil Nadoo Government’s decision to release those involved in killing of Rajiv Gandhi, but they have a right to know that why cannot be people like Qasim Faktoo, Masrat Aalam and others be released who are not criminals and killers but political prisoners and are seeking just resolution to political dispute.
May Rahul Gandhi answer if he could claim in UK to have forgiven killers of his father, why could not Congress Government for give Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Ghuroo. It is strange to see that New Delhi is always in hurry to hang Kashmiris and does not return even their dead bodies, but finds it an act of nationalism to release convicts and killers if they are either non Kashmiris or non Muslims. The Government must show some respect towards its duties and release all Kashmiri political prisoners without any further excuses”.
Er. Rasheed appealed Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti to call an all party meet to develop a consensus among various parties about carrying forward their efforts to find an ever lasting resolution to Kashmir dispute. Er. Rasheed Said “ New Delhi should read writing on the wall and understand that if parties like NC and PDP , who are being seen as proxies of new Delhi are running away from elections, what could be the  level of alienation among common masses of J&K. New Delhi can either use the opportunity and revisit
its policy of aggression and confrontation or can allow an unavoidable death of electoral politics in J&K.”
Er. Rasheed also criticized Governor administration for forcing teachers, who are the nation builders to take to streets and go for hunger strike and demanded and immediate resolution to legitimate demands and rights of teacher community. Er. Rasheed also condemned use of force against protesters in Handwara and Langate towns by security forces today after the death of
two militants in the encounter at Guloora.
He said that rather killing Kashmiris one way or the other New Delhi must acknowledge the support militant out fits are enjoying among masses and invite all stake holders including militant leader ship for un conditional talks to resolve seventy year long Kashmir dispute.

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