AIP supremo and MLA Langate Er Rasheed Monday amid heated exchange of arguments with BJP and Congress MLAs reiterated that J&K is not India’s integral part. He said that even if he is hanged, will still say that J&K is neither India’s integral part nor Pakistan’s jugular vein.
Speaking in the assembly Rasheed asked MLAs to understand the historic reality and tell New Delhi that there was no substitute to Plebiscite.
Rasheed said, “Even if you send me to jail, debar me from contesting elections or hang me, it will not force me to change my stand on Kashmir. We have sacrificed about one lakh lives and can’t compromise on right to self-determination. I am not against India’s sovereignty and am talking simply about J&K which has become a bone of contention between India and Pakistan and assembly has no authority to overrule UN Resolutions. New Delhi has been claiming all the way that people in this side of Kashmir have casted their votes in huge numbers and people living in PaK are not comfortable with Pakistan, so there is no reason why should New Delhi runaway from Plebiscite, may be people on both sides of LoC will vote for India and then whole J&K will become India’s integral part.”