Handwara: Awami Ittehad Party patron and independent legislator Er Rasheed on Thursday appealed to the students to focus on their studies while maintaining that the political matters should be left for the politicians.
“We need to keep children away from politics and work collectively to ensure that they get best possible education, so that they can compete with rest of the world,” a statement issued here today quoted Rasheed as saying.
Addressing a book release function in Handwara, Rasheed also asked Kashmiris to “show consistency” so that their political aspirations are fulfilled.
“We need to show commitment and consistency in our conviction and all that what we believe [in]. Kashmiris are not against anybody but can never surrender their genuine rights. The sacrifices offered by Kashmiris over three decades need a genuine and sincere response from New Delhi and by listening to voices of Kashmris New Delhi will achieve a lot that can help India to obtain a status of its stature in the world,” he said, according to the statement.
He also paid rich tributes to Kashmiri poet Sayal Pandithpori whose poetry works were included in the book released today.
Rasheed said that Pandithpora stood firm with the then leadership for seeking right to self determination.
“The slogan of right to self determination is as old as the history of India and Pakistan itself,” he said.