Rasheed Celebrates State Flag Day,Rejects Autonomy demand.
Despite being denied the permission by the state government, Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) chairperson on Wednesday celebrated State Flag Day in Srinagar.
People from every nook and corner of valley in large numbers attended the flag hoisting ceremony at Municipal Park Jawahar Nagar Srinagar, a spokesperson of AIP said.
“On the occasion state flag was hoisted and the state anthem was sung with enthusiasm. Speaking on the occasion party Supremo and MLA Langate Er Rasheed retreated that restoration of autonomy is not the solution and Kashmiris will accept nothing less than plebiscite.”
Rasheed said, “However, till final resolution Kashmiris have to ensure that India doesn’t weaken further all those provisions or the status which state is enjoying, as whether it is state flag or Article 370 they are all ample proof to prove that J&K is not India’s Integral part”.
Speaking on the occasion Rasheed condemned central govt for indulging in character assassination campaign against Hurriyat leaders.
Rasheed lashed out at Mehbooba Mufti for allowing the raids by NIA and said that Mehbooba Mufti has surrendered her self-respect to New Delhi.
He also demanded that state govt should ensure that state flag flies high at High Court and other places and also demanded that June 7 should be declared a state holiday.