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SRINAGAR: Asking J&K police not to forget the fact that they are part of Kashmiri society, MLA Langate Sheikh Abdul Rasheed aka Er. Rasheed has condemned ‘atrocities’ on protesting students in every nook and corner of Kashmir.  Speaking at a function in Langate Er. Rasheed said that while the Kuthua shame incident has shaken the world community, reaction from every Kashmiri including students is natural. 

He said “If Govt. chocks the space for peaceful protests over very genuine issues, then one has to understand the reverse and negative reaction from the other side. Students in universities, colleges and schools are well within their limits to protest over a shameful incident that was ignored by Indian state and Indian society for three consecutive months. While one has every reason, right and duty to appeal the students to maintain calm and not forget their basic duty which is getting best possible education, but the security forces need to be made accountable and there can be cited dozens of examples when forces have provoked students, forgetting that in their school days they too would treat it their utmost duty to protest against heinous incidents happening in society.  

Use of pallets and other so called non-lethal weapons has rendered scores including female students injured and no civilized society can allow men in uniform to do what they want and interpret things through their biased prism. While in Jammu Lal Singh and other fringe elements are allowed to throw venom by holding provoking rallies, despite being sacked, in Kashmir police every time terms inhuman and brutal, which needs to be resisted at all costs.” 

Er. Rasheed said that he will be holding a 24 hour fast in Lal Chowk starting after Friday prayers on 20th April to make the security forces especially J&K police understand that you cannot use force against the students and malign their image for none of their fault.