Rashid offers Faesal to join AIP, says would work with anyone who speaks about sentiments, sacrifices of Kashmiris

Srinagar: Awami Ittehad Party chief Engineer Rashid on Thursday said that everyone should respect the decision of IAS topper Shah Faesal and has appealed him not to let people down and prove his words.

While addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Rashid said that Shah Faesal’s resignation from the services has proved that sincere people can’t serve under corrupt political dispensation and is authentication of the fact that Kashmiris are being denied their rights and are facing worst kind of state terrorism.

“What so ever reasons Shah Faesal has cited for his resignation, it yet again reveals and confirms that New Delhi is treating J&K as a colony and the Kashmiri officers especially hailing from majority community are facing discrimination and alienation within the system, Otherwise an IAS topper would never have been compelled to leave the job as he could have served more as a top class bureaucrat than as a politician, “Rashid said.

He added, “Shah Faesal is absolutely right in saying that Kashmiris get killed, tortured, humiliated and are being deprived of their fundamental rights. It is for him to decide how he can achieve his goal or fight for the rights of Kashmiris.”

Rashid said that while Faesal’s decision deserves respect, like minded people must sincerely offer him cooperation and he should in return not disappoint those who have hopes from him.

“Since Shah Faesal has condemned atrocities on Kashmiris and has spoken about legitimate rights of his people, as such he knows better than anyone that people are seeking resolution to Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN resolutions, end to nepotism, corruption, VIP culture, miss governance and dynasty rule, hence he must not ignore the popular sentiment and sacrifices of masses.”

Rashid said that while taking the next step is Faesal’s own choice but his joining any party with a bad track record will lead to confusions and the intentions of Shah Faesal will come under question mark. Rasheed said that his party will like to offer Shah Faesal to join AIP or even if he floats his own party or contests parliamentary elections as an independent candidate ‘we will love to join hands with him, subject to the condition he will speak louder and clear with sincerity about sacrifices and sentiments of masses and will not collaborate with those who don’t believe in giving right to self-determination to Kashmiris.’

Rasheed reiterated that his party is ready to merge or follow any party and work with any individual who sincerely believes in fighting for the everlasting resolution to Kashmir dispute in its historic perspective.

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