Banning Muharram Processions Speaks Of Govt’s Insecurity: Kashmiri Legislator

Asks government to introspect why every protest turns anti-India.

News Desk

Asking the government to shun “hypocrisy and double standards”, MLA Langate Er Rasheed has said that the mourners were greeted with teargas shells, barricades and restrictions despite the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti paying homage to Karbala martyrs.

While addressing a gathering at Langate today, Er Rasheed, as per a handout, said: “Martyrs of Karbala sacrifices their lives for upholding the principles of truth, sincerity and justice and those who pay homage to them, must believe by and large in those principles.”

“It is ironic that state government always indulges in a war-like situation with the mourners, without any specific reason.”

“There is no doubt that we must respect all religions and there should be absolute freedom of religion, but it is ironic that chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and others do attend the religious function of Dussehra, but do just issue traditional statements for Karbala martyrs and don’t allow the mourners to take out Muharram processions.”

Er Rasheed asked the state government to introspect why every procession, which has apparently nothing to do with Kashmir issue, turns into anti-India protest.

“The reason is obvious that New Delhi and its representatives and institutions have failed to gain considerable support among masses and that is the reason that they shut down mouth of everyone whether it may be a Muharram mourner or a political worker,” he said.

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