February 2016 News

Talking About Kashmir Resolution Doesn't Mean Separatism: Rasheed

6 February 2016
Rising Kashmir

Anantnag: AIP Chief and MLA Langate Er Rasheed today said those who have introduced 'mainstream and separatists' labels for Kashmiri politicians have done it with well-designed thought to divide Kashmiris. While addressing party convention at Town Hall Anantnag today, he said, 'These think tanks have successfully fulfilled the desires of New Delhi to weaken the Kashmiris on all fronts. First they divided people in the name of separatists and mainstream brands and then created further division by calling for self-rule and autonomy just to avoid the genuine resolution of Kashmir dispute. It is not fair to label Kashmiris as separatists, mainstream, moderates and hardcore as Kashmir belongs to every Kashmiri and it is duty of political leaders of all thoughts to work for the resolution of Kashmir issue. Nobody can call anyone a separatist simply for seeking Kashmir resolution, as talking about resolution doesn't mean separatism.' Rasheed said that the deteriorating condition of roads, drains and other civic facilities in Anantnag and adjoining areas speak itself about the performance of the government and alleged that PDP has been taking people of Anantnag for-granted. Others who spoke on the occasion included Adv Mujeeb, Farooq Ahmad Rather and Mushtaq Suhail and others.