Says Indian Muslims should demand a ‘separate country’
Srinagar, Jan 30: Asserting that Kashmir is not part of India, the Deputy Grand Mufti Kashmir Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam on Tuesday asked the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to break coalition with BJP. He also said Indian Muslims should demand a “separate country” as the country is India is moving towards the path of intolerance.
Addressing a press conference here, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam said, “Mehbooba should say goodbye to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and push for the revocation of draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFPSA).”
“India has been committing atrocities on Kashmiris since 1947. I want to tell India to stop it. Killings can’t be tolerated,” he said. “Kashmir neither was nor will remain part of India and India has to leave Kashmir,” Mufti according to GNS said.
Terming the civilian killings as “unacceptable”, the deputy grand Mufti threatened of street protests if bloodshed is not stopped.
He said the CM’s statement that the “investigation in Shopian killings will be taken to logical conclusion” is aimed at “befooling us”. “The investigation is mere eyewash,” he said.
Mufti said Indian Muslims are being harassed on one pretext or the other.
“They face harassment at every step – in the name of love jihad, cow vigilantism triple talaq, etc,” he said, adding, “Indian Muslims should demand a separate country.” (GNS)