Srinagar, Dec 20: “Police disallowed legislator Engineer Rasheed from visiting Shopian where party had planned a protest march against the killing of Ruby Jan at the hands of security forces,” AIP in a statement said on Wednesday.
Er. Rasheed was detained by police on way to Shopian and lodged in police station Rajbagh.
A Party spokesman condemned the police action and added that Government has lost the moral battle and is ruling only through the barrel of the gun. Spokesman said, “the claims of police officials that people are themselves responsible for the incidents claiming human lives by visiting encounter sites proves the fact that militants enjoy a popular support. Security agencies must introspect that why people risk their lives and feel their lives more insecure at the hands of security forces than the militants”.
Spokesman further said, “it is disgraceful that the forces first kill Kashmiris and then don’t allow even to mourn their murders. If Government sincerely believes that Forces are innocent and killings take place because of cross fire it must allow everybody including political activists of different thoughts to visit the ground zero to find the truth. However the strict restrictions and caging genuine voices have exposed Government.”
Spokesman urged Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to move beyond her traditional condolences shedding crocodile tears and said that Chief Minister has failed miserably to protect the duty for which people had voted her to power. (CNS)