Srinagar, July 13, CNS: Coming down heavily on state government for convening meeting of administrative secretaries by Chief Secretary in civil secretariat despite being a state holiday on eve of Martyr’s Day, AIP President Er Rasheed has said that those who are the real heirs of Martyrs have been caged, jailed and restricted to their residences.
Er Rasheed at martyrs graveyard with her activists. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
Leading a procession march despite tight restrictions to Martyr’s graveyard at Naqashbad Sahab Shrine downtown Srinagar today hundreds joined the procession and offered prayers at the Martyr’s graveyard.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion Er Rasheed warned New Delhi of dire consequences for trying to dilute the sanctity of martyr’s days and sought immediate action against Jammu Bar Association for using derogatory language against the martyrs of 13 July 1931.
He said: “While fringe and communal elements are busy in hatching conspiracies in Jammu region, ignoring the fact that the martyrs sacrificed for the people of entire state, Chief Secretary in a horrible and shameful incident has convened a meeting of administrative secretaries in civil secretariat just to dilute the sanctity of martyr’s day.”
“Being a public servant chief secretary should have conducted programs to pay tributes to those martyrs whom everyone recognizes cutting across political ideologies. It is disgraceful that even Governor preferred to skip the function,” Er Rasheed said.
“Neither BJP nor their any allay visited martyr’s graveyard and the party is thus continuing to give 13 July a communal color. Undoubtedly martyrs don’t need homage from state administration but the proxies of New Delhi have exposed themselves by trying to implement RSS agenda through backdoor channels,” said Er Rasheed.
Er Rasheed added that Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah have no moral right to visit martyrs graveyard and insult their sacrifices. He said “Both are not only power hungry but have the one point agenda to dilute the cause of all those martyrs who have been sacrificing from 13 July 1931 till date.
“It is disgraceful that while Omar Abdullah prays tributes to martyrs in Srinagar, Davindar Rana seeks holiday for Maharaja in Jammu. As long as they continue to talk about autonomy and self-rule they would be seen as collaborators and who doesn’t know that both NC and PDP have butchered Kashmiris and whatsoever they say carries no meaning,” said Er Rasheed.
“It is shameful Mehbooba rather talking about sacrifices of martyrs of 13 July 1931 threatens of emerging of 1987 like situation if New Delhi tries to divide her party. She being herself on payrolls of New Delhi and their rubber stamp can’t gain false sympathies by crying victim,” Er Rasheed said.
“Omar Abdullah’s reaction to her theatrics is equally condemnable, as he claimed that no one would join militancy if PDP disintegrates. He is befooling none but himself by ignoring the fact that no one is picking up the gun to remove Mehbooba Mufti and bring Omer Abdullah to power but they are doing so to get Kashmir issue resolved,” said Er Rasheed.
Er Rasheed questioned government why it didn’t allow joint resistance leadership and other pro-resistance parties to visit martyrs graveyard and reiterated that they are the real heirs of martyrs.
Er Rasheed said despite differences of opinion over many issues Kashmiris strongly believe JRL to be the real political leadership of the state.
He added that the best way to pay tributes to martyrs is to resolve Kashmir dispute once for all by giving people of the state from Gilgit Baltistan to Lakhanpur right to self-determination. (CNS)