SRINAGAR: Senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig on Saturday warned of another partition of India, if lynching of Muslims in the name of cow and buffalo does not come to an end. “If a Muslim today walks with a buffalo or a cow, there is a threat of him being lynched. Few days back, a person walking with a cow was lynched to death,” Baig said, referring to Rakbar Khan in his address at the PDP’s 28th foundation day function.
Baig, who represents Baramulla- Kupwara in the Lok Sabha, appealed to PM Narendra Modi to stop the killing of Muslims.
“India has once witnessed partition (in 1947) and there can be more partitions, if brutalities against Muslims do not stop. The killings of Muslims in the name of cows and buffalos should stop forthwith,” the PDP MP said. “When we joined hands with the BJP, many people said we joined hands with anti-Muslims. And it is true. We joined hands with the BJP so that it can trust Muslims and do justice with the Indian Muslims”.
“God knows that we had not aligned with BJP for the sake of power. Power comes and goes. We had joined hands with BJP so that there can be justice in India. justice with J&K people and talks with Pakistan.” At the same event, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti asserted she had agreed to go for an alliance with the BJP after her late father advised her that was the only route to get Kashmir “out of the morass”.
“I gave up by the Opposition after my father (Mufti Mohammad Sayeed) told me that the PDP-BJP alliance was the only way to get Kashmir out of the present morass,” she said at the PDP’s 19th foundation day. “Unfortunately, Modi could not do what Vajpayee did for Kashmir.”
The former CM used the event as a show of strength to dispel talks of dissent against her leadership as all legislators from Kashmir were present at the function. Seven rebels stayed away from the function, and so was former finance minister and Rajpora MLA Haseeb Drabu.
Ultras abduct cop
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