Non-local writers more vocal on Kashmir: Asiya
Srinagar,Dec 30: Duktaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi Sunday said that intellectuals from across India were more supportive for the Kashmir cause than the local writers.
She also urged separatist camp to constitute a legal aid cell so that the prisoners who don’t have access to lawyers could get relief.
“This is very unfortunate that non-local intellectuals from throughout India were more vocal in supporting the Kashmir cause than the local writers. I have many persons to name like Arundhati Roy, Gautam Navlakha and Rajeshwari. Roy even refused to accept the award from the Government of India,” Asiya said while addressing the seminar.
“As for our writers and intellectuals are concerned, they feel proud to be nominated for any award by the Government of India,” she said.
Asiya said the prisoners inside the jails don’t have any information about the outside world. “They completely unaware of the happenings of the outside world. They are being denied basic amenities including medicines,” Asiya said. She said the people of Kashmir were not asking something illogical from India.” “We are seeking our legitimate right. The reality is that Kashmir was never part of India,” she said.
Asiya said she was herself the “victim of official vendetta”.
“My husband is languishing in jail fore the past 20 years. I don’t think he is there because he couldn’t get proper legal aid. He is in the prison because of the rigid approach of Government of India,” she said.
She said no Kashmiri should expect justice from such a system. “But yes, there are many prisoners, who desperately need legal aid as they have no access to lawyers. I urge the pro-freedom leadership to form a legal cell so that such prisoners could get some respite,” the Dukhtaran chief said.