If MLAs face NIA threats, what about common Kashmiris, asks Rasheed
Srinagar, July 22: Lashing out at former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti for her claims
that NIA is being used to pressurize her MLA’s, AIP President and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Sunday said
that whatsoever the truth may be her claim has exposed the fear psychosis among Kashmiri politicians which
they have been suffering and hiding since1947.
While addressing the party workers at Khowerpara, Taad, and Upper Amrohie today Er Rasheed said that
those talking of resolving Kashmir issue within the “ambits of Indian constitution” have exposed their worth
by crying that their MLA’s are being “harassed” by the NIA for political purposes.
“If Mehbooba Mufti feels so scared and is apprehensive about the safety of her own MLAs, it is not difficult
to imagine that what would be the fate of a common Kashmiris crying for a resolution to Kashmir dispute on
the streets. If those who have full faith in Indian constitution, believe J&K to be India’s integral part, have
bulldozed the rights of Kashmiris face the loyalty and credibility crisis before Indian agencies, what would be
the feelings of a common Kashmiri who needs to prove his identity everyday and is always under scanner,”
the spokesman quoted Rasheed as saying.
Rasheed added that none accept NC, PDP and other mainstream parties are too be blamed for taking things
to a position where a former CM has to cry about the immoral and unethical threats allegedly being faced by
He said, “the lack of consistency, sincerity, and commitment besides having one point agenda to grab power
has rendered mainstream Kashmiri politicians like “beggars” and made them live like parasites on New Delhi.
The history is a witness that both NC and PDP have never talked from a position of strength and have
preferred to play with the words thus allowing New Delhi not to take these power, hungry politicians,
seriously. Mehbooba Mufti’s revelation has eroded the credibility of mainstream and those claiming
mainstream parties to be New Delhi’s puppets have been proved vindicated. Lets us not forget that Omar
Abdullah in his regime cleared the way for central agencies to extend their domain to J&K and Mehbooba
Mufti implemented it by dragging Hurriyat leaders and all those seeking a resolution to Kashmir dispute in
accordance with sacrifices and sentiments of people to NIA. She must answer why didn’t she reacted to the
same claims when Hurriyat leaders and I were crying the same claims”.
Er. Rasheed added that central government must respond to what Mehbooba has said and said that
whatsoever her intentions may be in making the claim all mainstream parties need to realize that how New
Delhi has been using Kashmiris like tissue papers.