Police barred me from visiting Pir Panchal to meet people: Rasheed

Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) Chairman and MLA Langate Sheikh Abdul Rasheed on Friday claimed that he was stopped near Bamla Sundarbanni to prevent him from visiting the Pir Panchal region.
Police barred me from visiting Pir Panchal to meet people: Rasheed
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Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) Chairman and MLA Langate Sheikh Abdul Rasheed on Friday claimed that he was stopped near Bamla Sundarbanni to prevent him from visiting the Pir Panchal region.

In a statement, Rasheed said that the PDP-led coalition government was "suppressing" the voice of Muslim community in Jammu province and "communalizing" the state machinery.

MLA Langate said the police didn't allow him to visit the region stating the "Right wing Hindu organizations are going to attack him at Sundarbanni and other places."

Rashid said he was deported back to Jammu after being detained for eight hours.

Er. Rasheed castigated state government and said money in crores was being spent from the state exchequer to propagate PDP's "RSS-sponsored ideology" in the name of celebrating anniversary of late CM Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.

"But the political opponents are being suppressed and police seems to have lost all the morality and professionalism," he said.

He dared JK police to take Hindu fanatic extremists to task, saying thousands of youth are booked in Kashmir under fake stone pelting cases, but JK Police doesn't dare to take Hindu fanatic extremists to task.

"The irony is that JK police dares to even keep an elected MLA as hostage and are terrorising Muslim community one way or the other but have given a free hand to Hindu fanatic extremists," he said.

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