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PDP lost moral authority to speak over issue: Rasheed

Er Rasheed

Srinagar, Feb 11: Asking PDP not to “befool” Kashmiris, AIP President Er Rasheed has said that writing a letter to Prime Minister seeking mortal remains of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat makes no sense as PDP has lost the moral authority to speak over issues which it could have resolved when in power.

In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed that had PDP been sincere it would have supported the clemency resolution on Afzal Guru moved in the state Assembly or would have at least demanded back the mortal remains when it came to power.


The moves PDP is taking today show its desperation and are making its true face exposed. The party could have negotiated the return of mortal remains when it entered into power-sharing with BJP and now when nothing lies in the hands of PDP it is just doing “cheap” politics only to erode its credibility further.

“New Delhi has a very big dustbin where it deposits sentiments and aspirations of Kashmiris including Autonomy resolution and undoubtedly it will deposit PDP’s letter too in the same dustbin,” Rasheed was quoted by the spokesman as saying.

“If PDP is serious let them arrange an indefinite fast in front of the parliament and AIP is ready to support the move. He added that otherwise, all that PDP is doing is making a mockery of mainstream politics and that of sufferings of families of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat,” he added.

Rasheed also condemned the attack on stranded Kashmiris by various groups in Jammu and said that rather labelling every Kashmiri as Pakistani agent the “ultra-nationals” should ask New Delhi why it couldn’t provide a highway between Jammu and Srinagar

Rasheed asked Delhi to open all natural routes connecting J&K with Pakistan and rest of the world without any excuses and said that the closure of roads is open evidence that Delhi wants the land of J&K but doesn’t care if people go to hell.