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Er Rasheed Demands passage to Kashmiri fruit to Central Asia and Europe via Muzaffar Abad

Handwara/15th/May: AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has reacted sharply to BJP spokesman’s statement that Kashmir needs Indian industrialists and said that revelations proved contradictions within the coalition government. Addressing public gatherings at Khahipora and Chogal in Handwara today he said that BJP claims that valley has limited resources are baseless, as if BJP is sincere it should return back the power projects, allow tourist sector in border areas to flourish and allow the state to use its other resources independently and compensate the losses, state has been suffering on account of Indus-Water Treaty. If it happens J&K can have much better economy than any other Indian state and will not need to go with a begging bowl. If BJP is so concerned let it allow access to Kashmiri fruit to Central Asia and European markets via Muzzaffar Abad rather than lying that Kashmiris don’t have resources. Speaking on the occasion, Er Rasheed also rejected the claims that in composite townships Muslims and Sikhs will also be settled. He said, “If government makes claims that situation has returned to normalcy in Kashmir, then why should it still insist for composite townships, unless there is not a hidden agenda behind it.”