M Hari Singh holiday row:Er. Rasheed demands public apology from Omar, Rana

BK Desk/Jammu
January 28, 2017 CITY 316 Views

Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) and MLA Langate, Er. Rasheed Friday lashed out at National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asking the both parties to come clean over role of Maharaja Hari Singh in the history of state.
Er. Rasheed said, “It is unfortunate while NC has been exploiting people of state since 1947 to get dividends of Late Sheikh Sahab’s fight against Maharaja, Omer Abdullah as Chief Minister raised a memorial of Maharaja in Jammu city and now the party senior leader Davinder Rana has openly came out in support of the resolution.”
“Davinder Rana went a step further and demanded that the sentiments of Dogra’s should be respected.”
As per the statement issued to Brighter Kashmir amid heated arguments NC members including Ali Mohammad Sagar and Mohammad Akbar Lone gave clarification that views expressed by Rana were his personal “but they couldn’t respond to Er. Rasheed’s argument that why Omer Abdullah raised a memorial of Maharaja in 2014.”
Later Er. Rasheed asked NC that Omer Abdullah and Davinder Rana to apologize publically.
Er. Rasheed questioned “how can those killed at the hands of Maharaja be the martyrs and Maharaja also the hero at the same time.”
Amid heated arguments with BJP members, Er. Rasheed asked BJP to clear it’s stand “that why don’t they attend the martyrs day function on 13thJuly every year.”
Er. Rasheed asked PDP also to explain that if BJP doesn’t offer homage to 13th July Martyrs “what is left further behind to insult those martyrs.”
Er. Rasheed condemned New Delhi for not fulfilling its commitment to compensate losses; the state has suffered due to Indus Water Treaty. He said, “Iit is shameful when Narendra Modi has to abuse Pakistan, he threatens to abandon Indus Water Treaty. Has Modi and others been so sincere to people of J&K they should answer why do they talk about Indus Water Treaty only when they have some issues with Pakistan and said that Govt. of India knows well that it is not so easy to break the bilateral universally accepted agreements and rather befooling people of India and J&K Modi must compensate the loses state has been promised to be compensated on account of Indus Water Treaty.”
He also asked Govt. to explain reasons behind the objections being raised by Govt. of Pakistan asking India to stop work on two power projects in the state.
Er. Rasheed further alleged that while youth are being taken to task for minor issues in Kashmir, right wing students organization ABVP has defaced every public place in Jammu city by writing radical and objectionable slogans.

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