JK was never integral part of India: Er Rasheed

Srinagar: Coming down heavily on Rajnath Singh’s claim during a press conference in Srinagar that J&K was, is and will remain India’s integral part , AIP Supremo and MLA Er Rashid today said that claim is far away from reality.

In a statement to PTK, Er Rasheed said, “J&K was never Integral Part of India and was infact a sovereign country when Indians were slaves of Britishers.

“Unfortunately the moment India achieved freedom and despite not being able to keep its own country together and it broke up into three, it occupied J&K by using immoral and dirty means and people of Jammu & Kashmir have been fighting from 27th Oct, 1947 till date against India’s occupation and have offered more than five lakh sacrifices,” he said.

Rashid said if Rajnath Singh or any Indian can rule Kashmir as on date, it is by the courtesy of barrel of gun.

He asked Rajnath Singh if India continues to be in denial mood while acknowledging the disputed nature of J&K, may he ask what is the fun of sending all parties delegation, promising to talk stake holders and begging for resolution from door to door.

He said such arrogant, irresponsible, unrealistic and confusing claims are not new but have yet again exposed India as the Indian successive Govt’s have often tried to buy the time and maintain the status quo.

Er Rashid also hailed people of Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley who have rejected the demand of separate state hood for Jammu and made it clear that Jammu doesn’t mean two and a half districts but it includes thousands of villages and towns from Pir Panchal to Chenab.

He offered his full support to Greater Pir Panchal Unity Forum and said that every Kashmiri is of firm belief that the whole state is a disputed territory and demand of separate state hood by communal forces is just an attempt to dilute Kashmir cause. (PTK)

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