Awani Itehad Party president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed castigated the union ministers and New Delhi based media for claiming participation of students in examinations as "India's victory."
"By claiming students' participation in examinations as India's victory, these people are not only politicizing the education but also trying to provoke hardcore elements including militants to attack the students," Er Rasheed, in a statement today, said. "Prakash Javedker by calling conducting of exams as a powerful surgical strike has made a joke of himself and disgraced his own stature. One fails to understand how students' participation in exams means victory of India's stand as from resistance leadership to parents nobody has ever said that we should not provide best possible education to our children. The way Javedker has made a childish claim it seems as if Kashmiris as a nation were against educating their children and now their children have defied them. It seems so clear that government of India wants not only to politicise the education but is also trying to provoke hardcore elements including militants to attack the students, so that Govt. of India defames the resistance movement. Even if participation in exams means a powerful surgical strike, then Javedker should know better that it was Galib, the son of Afzal Guru, who slapped on face of Indian state by participating in exams at a stage when he was in deep shock and was mourning the unlawful hanging of his father but still showed courage and talent by securing very high percentage of marks," Er Rasheed, in a statement today, said, adding that "However, the childish remarks passed by various biased Indians including Anupam Kher raising questions how Galib performed so brilliantly, was enough evidence to prove who was politicizing education?"
Er Rasheed said, "The way Indian media is projecting conducting of exams as India's victory has absolutely no logic and every opinion maker in India needs to realise that the reason for asking postponement of exams had nothing to do with politics but was purely an academic issue. Had Javedker and others really some sympathy with Kashmiri students, they should have sincerely apologized to those students who had lost their eye sights due to state terrorism nd others who are lodged in Jails."