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Killing militants a setback to peace efforts: Kashmir Legislator

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Srinagar,Apr 1 ,CNS: Expressing shock over killing of innocent lives in Shopian and Ananatnag, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has said that every encounter is a set back to the efforts of restoring peace and normalcy in the state.

In a statement issued today Er. Rasheed said “Those expecting return of normalcy by killing militants are living in fool’s paradise and are misleading the entire India. Killing of every militant not only increases alienation but makes Kashmiris realize that New Delhi does not want any political solution to the Kashmir dispute but seems adamant to deal the situation with irony hands.”

“Let New Delhi and its extension wings in Kashmir understand that militants in Jammu & Kashmir have a strong public support mainly because of New Delhi’s denial to show its willingness for a meaningful result oriented dialogue. Neither parents nor a common Kashmiri wish youth to take arms in their hands but the failure of the political leadership in J&K and New Delhi’s arrogances have pushed youth to the wall, thus deteriorating the situation further. New Delhi has been instrumental in showing more interest to prove that resistance in Kashmir is a part of global agenda and has shown least interest for reconciliation with sincerity. Those militants killed in Shoipan and other places today may pose more threat to New Delhi’s interests rather serving any purpose except increasing anger further in Jammu & Kashmir”.

Er. Rasheed added that pro-active policies of security agencies may help in killing more militants but in the long run the gap between New Delhi and Srinagar gets more widened.

He said “ New Delhi and its policy makers may never like to listen the harsh truth that killing Kashmiris just for the reason that they have allegedly picked up the arms, serves no purpose, as every Kashmiri is aware of the fact that despite their not liking youth to join militancy their sympathies are towards the militants, as majority of Kashmiris are of the opinion that militants are fighting for the resolution of Kashmir dispute and labeling them as terrorists has very few takers in Kashmir”.

Er. Rasheed appealed main stream parties to understand the consequences of volatile situation in Jammu & Kashmir and persuade New Delhi to resolve  Kashmir dispute without further delay.