Rasheed detained as police foil party march to UN office


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Former legislator Er. Rasheed was detained by police on Saturday after he along with his supporters tried to march towards the UN office at Sonawar as a mark of protest against the civilian killings in Kashmir.

As per the party spokesman, the protesters holding banners, placards and black flags started marching from Rajbagh to UN office for protest.

The protesters who were chanting slogans against the forces sought the implementation of UN resolutions to end bloodshed in Kashmir.

However, the government forces stopped them near zero bridge Srinagar arrested Er Rasheed and his associates.

Rasheed told media persons that world community should take notice of continuous killings in Kashmir.

Adding that New Delhi has no resolution to Kashmir issue except firing bullets, pellets and use harsh draconian laws as state terrorism.

He also demanded Governor Satya Pal Malik’s moral stand on the killings in Kashmir and said he must come-up with solution rather than making fake enquires and condemnations.

He alleged that New Delhi doesn’t want a political resolution nor does it give space to peaceful protests and resistance.

Rasheed also condemned Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s statement “trying to justify the killings”.

“Army has direct involvement in Friday civilian killings in the Pulwama town, party will hold a peaceful day long sit-in outside Army Headquarters Badami Bagh tomorrow against the complete lawlessness and misuse of dirty AFSPA,” said Rasheed.

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