J&K MLA Engineer Rashid wanted to meet Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit after ink attack

30 Nov

 

Delhi, October 20: A day after Jammu and Kashmir MLA, Engineer Rashid was attacked by ink, he wished to meet Pakistan’s high commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Tuesday. According to the reports, Rashid and independent legislator said, “If I get an invitation(from Pak Envoy) then can anyone stop me from meeting him?” (Also Read: Ink attack on Engineer Rashid: 2 Hindu Sena activists arrested)

However Rashid who is close to the seperatist leader, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq of Hurriyat had withdrawn the case against two attackers who threw ink on him on Monday. Expressing his disappointment for not being able to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi Rashid said that India was proving Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s two nation theory right.

 

Rashid said, that the ink attack on him, “is not a big issue. The core issue needs to be resolved”. The little known Hindu Sena claimed responsibility for the ink attack on Rashid who hosted a beef party on Monday afternoon at Press Club. Earlier Rashid was also beaten up by the Bhartiya Janta Party leaders in assembly. However on Tuesday, Pakistan’s envoy Abdul Basit had an hour-long meeting with Mirwaiz Umer Farooq.

 

During the meeting Farooq was informed that, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will raise the issue of Kashmir with US President Barack Obama during his visit to the US on Thursday. Meanwhile, Abdul Basit has rubbished reports stating that he would be meeting Rashid.

 

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