Srinagar, Mar 12: Reacting to sacking of Haseeb A Drabu for his statement that J&K is not a political issue independent leader and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has said that Drabu has told half truth and rather condemning him he should be asked to complete the sentence by narrating the bitter fact that J&K was originally a political issue but Delhi from the day of J&K’s accession with India believed it to be a religious issue.
The spokesman quoting Er Rasheed said that “even if every Kashmiri cries billion times a day that J&K is a political issue, Delhi firmly believes that J&K dispute is the baggage of unfinished partition of sub-continent and is scared of the fact that being a Muslim dominated state people of state may vote against India in case of a possible plebiscite.
He added that Drabu’s version that Indian TV channels broadcasted is an ample proof to understand that majority of Indians have been made to believe that suppressing voices of Kashmiris means serving not only the nation but the Hinduism. Who doesn’t know that Indian media, politicians, think tanks and policymakers have been creating a perception that India is fighting the Muslim radicals in Kashmir.
Rasheed said that Drabu or somebody else within PDP or from NC may never dare to confess publically that RSS and its allied organizations do believe from the core of their heart that Kashmir dispute is a religious issue, but Drabu deserves appreciation for initiating a debate by telling half-truth that J&K is not a political issue and obviously even a street vendor wants to know the answer if J&K is not a political issue then what is the real nature of dispute”
Rasheed said that had NC, PDP and their masters in Delhi ever believed J&K being a political issue, it would have been long solved. He said “Had Delhi not been believing it a religious issue, whole India would have taken to streets against innocent civilian killings in Kashmir, seeking justice for victims of Kunan Poshpora and asking for the death penalty to those who killed unarmed innocents in cold-blooded murder 1989. Had it been a political issue Kashmiri Pandits would never have been persuaded by then rulers to leave Kashmir in 1989.Rape and murder of 7-year-old Asifa would never have happened and radical elements would never ever have sided themselves with the criminals in Kathua.
Isn’t it a fact that no FIR was lodged against the army in the recent Shopian murder incident and surprisingly army lodged the FIR about the whole incident? The FIR lodged against army was stayed by the Supreme Court and no such thing could be dreamed in any other part of the country. This all happened because Delhi believes rest of India to be at war with Kashmiri Muslims.(KL)