Srinagar, March 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the member of so-called Kashmir Assembly and Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) Chairperson, Engineer Abdur Rasheed has said that elections are no substitute for the resolution of Kashmir dispute and said that the resolution of the long-pending dispute lies in holding a free and fair plebiscite.

Addressing a press conference in Srinagar Engineer Rasheed said that holding elections at this juncture will mislead the world bodies. “We have laid down sacrifices and want to lay down even more sacrifices, Rasheed told the newsmen.

Rasheed said that during the last months the situation in the valley has been turbulent and holding or participating in elections at this time is not in the interest of the people of Kashmir and it will mislead world bodies on the Kashmir dispute.

“As such we will not take part in the elections.”

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