AIP has potential to replace traditional political parties: Er Rasheed | KNO

AIP has potential to replace traditional political parties: Er Rasheed | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, May 04 (KNO): Reiterating that AIP has the potential to replace traditional political parties in J&K, the party president Er Rasheed Saturday appealed masses to support AIP In the entire state in the upcoming elections. While welcoming prominent Trade Union Leader and Political activist Ishtiyaq Qadri, Social and Political activist Dr. Sikandar Jan, Educationist Aijaz Khan, Educationist Mohammad Akbar Rather, RTI activist Syed Qarar Hashmi, Social activist Ab. Hameed Malik and others in AIP at a press conference in Srinagar, Er Rasheed said that both NC and PDP have miserably failed at all fronts and are acting like extension wings of Congress and BJP. “While resolution to Kashmir issue in accordance with the sentiments and aspirations of people is a must but at the same time people deserve a better governance and have a right to have basic immunities but unfortunately successive governments have not only diluted the nature of Kashmir issue but have miserably failed to provide even poor Governance,” he said. He said it is disgusting that Governor Administration has taken people of state for granted. While common man suffers for want of better health care, electricity, drinking water and proper roads, even schools are without teachers in remote areas and the genuine political leadership is being subjected to mental torture. “The low percentage of votes in parliamentary elections should make New Delhi understand that pro-resistance leadership has its routes deep in masses and their voice cannot be muzzled by force. Be it banning Jamat-i-Islami or JKLF nothing will change on the ground unless New Delhi realizes significance of resolving Kashmir issue. It is shameful that political prisoners including Yaseen Malik, Asia Indrabi, Zahoor Watali, Ayaz Akbar, Shabir Shah, Nayeem Khan, and Altaf Shah are being treated like criminals and even courts are being influenced to delay justice,” he added. “Be it the excuse of Moral code of conduct being in place or the futile tradition of Darbar Move, the day to day issues of masses is matter of huge concern. The Dilapidated condition of roads needs immediate and time bound attention and state and Grass root administration need to wake up and discharge its duty without meaningless excuses,” he added. Asking government to ensure time bound action against killers of Rizwan Pandit, Er Rasheed said that there can be nothing condemnable than the fact that not only the innocent youth was tortured to death but rather feeling ashamed the killers tried to justify their brutal inhuman action by putting the blame on the deceased. Er Rasheed announced that party will have a protest march outside Civil Secretariat on Monday against failure of Government to provide basic immunities to people, arresting of youth in every nook and corner of Kashmir, state suppression against pro-resistance leadership and for seeking revocation of ban against Jamat-e-Islami and JKLF.(KNO)