Reiterating that the right to self-determination is the only resolution to Kashmir dispute, AIP supremo and MLA Langate Er Rasheed suggested in all parties meeting held today in Srinagar that all mainstream parties should ask New Delhi jointly that they will not contest any elections till it shows “sincerity” and offers an acceptable dialogue with all the stakeholders.According to a statement issued to GNS, Er Rasheed said, “It hardly makes a difference who rules the state as Kashmiris are not fighting for administrative issues but for right to self-determination. The mainstream has lost the right to be called as the mainstream as people believe all those bating for New Delhi as traitors.”He said the formulas like Self Rule and Autonomy are “already outdated” and that “Kashmiris have not made huge sacrifices for any resolution within Indian constitution”.“However in case of plebiscite who knows they may vote for India or Pakistan,” MLA Rasheed said and asked the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to either lead from the front land tell New Delhi that J&K is not an internal problem of New Delhi but an internationally recognized dispute or she must resign. “We all will support her if she bats for right to self-determination,” he said.
Accusing New Delhi of enforcing and engineering radicalization in Kashmir by provocations and killing Kashmiris in cold blooded murder, AIP president asked government to stop all operations against militants. He said that calling militants as terrorists can never justify the innocent killings. He appealed NC and PDP to realize that dispute is not who rules J&K but “something much much bigger than that”.He said New Delhi is undermining the problem and trying to downplay and divert the real issue. “What state government had said about freedom of Hurriyat leaders has proved to be a bigger lie as nothing has changed for JRL. Those who are being called separatists are the real mainstream as they represent sentiments and sacrifices of people,” he said.“The leaders of all parties should meet PM and leaders of opposition and ask them to say bye bye to lame excuses and come forward for a concrete meaningful dialogue in accordance with the UN resolutions and historic perspective of the dispute,” Er Rasheed said. (GNS)