From the confines of Tihar the place he’s imprisoned for the final 16 months, Jammu and Kashmir’s maverick politician Engineer Sheikh Rashid exhorted the youth to combat for rights in a peaceable manner.
Rashid, a two-time legislator of the J&Ok Assembly, requested the youth not to choose up a gun or stone however stay steadfast in elevating their points.
“Our boys should be in schools and colleges and I will pick up their issues for redressal,” Rashid mentioned in an audio message for his supporters, hours forward of the second section of district growth council (DDC) elections.
Taking a dig on the management of the National Conference (NC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Rashid questioned the silence of the Gupkar Alliance management over his extended detention.
“For many years now I have tried to uphold the respect and dignity of my people and ensured development in my constituency,” he mentioned.
“I made no bones about representing my people in Jammu and Kashmir and New Delhi as well. I left no place where I did not speak for my people and spoke in one voice in Kashmir, Jammu and New Delhi. I did not alter my statements,” he mentioned, in an obvious reference to the Gupkar Alliance, an umbrella headed by Kashmiri events that has vowed to recall Article 370.
“I was humilated, dragged on roads and thrown out of the Assembly for taking a stand on people’s right, but I did reflect that nonetheless before the government”.
Rashid urged individuals not to get deviated from the proper path and repair their sight on their aim.
He mentioned his apprehensions about Article 370, J&Ok flag and its structure had been true. “I always said if Kashmir resolution lies with VHP chief Bal Thackarey, I would not hesitate to talk to him.”
He appealed to individuals to stick to the choice that his celebration took forward of DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir and urged individuals to stay agency at this second.
The former lawmaker from north Kashmir’s Langate space was taken into custody few weeks after New Delhi abrogated Article 370 on August final 12 months. The NIA is probing his hyperlinks in alleged cash laundering case.