Major Gagoi’s award is a blot on Indian army’s face

Kashmiris never expect anything good , sensible from India : Er Rasheed

SRINAGAR: While reacting to rewarding major Leetul Gogoi for using Farooq Dar as human shield AIP supremo and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has appealed world community to understand that how New Delhi has made its undeclared war against Kashmiris public and, instead of punishment, is honouring those involved in human rights violations.
Speaking at a round table conference at Srinagar, which was attended by politicians, civil society members, journalists and other dignitaries, Er Rasheed said that these conferences yield nothing except strengthening the status quo on Kashmir issue. Taking a dig, at Mani Shanker Aiyer, Kapil Kak,O P Shah and other organisers of the conference, Er Rasheed said “do all Indians including you not know what Kashmiris want and what Kashmir issue is about?

Discussing problem is meaningless as everyone is aware that J&K is not an integral part of India. Kashmiris have lost faith in the institution of dialogue that is why New Delhi is squeezing the political space of not only separatists but even of mainstream politicians”.

He said that it is because of this situation that the militant commanders are not ready to trust even the pro resistance leadership.

Er Rasheed in his hard hitting speech defended the voices calling Kashmir a religious dispute and said that while India is on one hand fast becoming a Hindu Rashtra and on the other hand is bulldozing the rights of Kashmiris only for the reason that they are Muslims why Kashmiri’s should not claim the Kashmir dispute to be religious.

Er Rasheed added that Kashmiri’s will never beg for talks and a day will come when New Delhi will come bare footed for talks as it cannot run away from the realities always. With a reference to major Leetul Gogoi, Er Rasheed further said “ awarding a criminal minded army officer is the biggest shame on India’s face and it has further shaken faith of Kashmiri’s in Indian system and the way army as an institution has owned the shameless act of army major , it has dented India’s image in all international forums.”

He said that the world community must conclude that all the allegations, of heinous crimes, which human rights organisations and other political and social forces have been leveling against the Indian forces since 1990 carry weight and there is something beyond the India’s defence that these allegations are an act to defame army. (PTK)

IGP Khan visits north Kashmir, says FIR against Major Gogoi not quashed

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range, Munner Khan on Tuesday visited north Kashmir’s Sopore town and interacted  with different group of people at police station tarzoo Sopore.
Khan while, commenting on the controversial ‘human shield’ case, as well as the award given to Major Leetul Gogoi, the man responsible said that the FIR had been lodged, and that it would not be quashed, adding that an investigation into the matter was ongoing.

He added, “Whatever will be the outcome of the investigation is a separate question; but FIR will not be quashed even if Major Gogi has been awarded”.

Pertinently the officer army officer tied a local Kashmiri to a jeep allegedly to deter stone-pelters on 9 April in Budgam during parliamentary poll. The officer was awarded a prestigious commendation card for ‘sustained efforts’ on counter-insurgency operations on Monday. The honour was awarded by Army Chief Bipin Rawat.

While IGP Khan was addressing Civil Society Members and senior and prominent Citizens of Sopore during his day long visit, he said that people’s cooperation is mandatory for helping the police to serve the society in better way.
IGP also said that 90 militants are active in north Kashmir which also includes foreigners, and said Army is as always busy in their job to tackle every infiltration bid.

IGP said that Continuous steps are taken to bring a possible improvement in functioning of state police to serve the people in a better possible way.

He said that his main focus is on youth of state. He has sought people’s cooperation in the fight against social evils in order to save future generations and to work for betterment of society. (PTK)

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