Srinagar, Mar 7 : Upping the ante on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over thrashing of a Kashmiri allegedly by ‘RSS and Bajrang Dal goons’ in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah said nothing would do more damage to the idea of India in Jammu and Kashmir than the assault on Kashmiris outside the valley.
Addressing PM Modi, Abdullah said, “This is what you had spoken against and yet it continues unabated. This is the state governed by your handpicked Chief Minister. Can we expect action in this case or do we file your concern and assurances as a jumla, meant to placate but nothing more,” Abdullah, a former Chief Minister, tweeted.
Abdullah was reacting to a video in which three people in saffron kurtas were seen thrashing a Kashmiri dry fruit seller in Lucknow. The video has gone viral on social media, drawing sever criticism in the Valley.
“Nothing will do more damage to the idea of India in J&K than videos like these. Keep thrashing Kashmiris like this on the streets at the hands of RSS/Bajrang Dal goons & then try to sell the idea of “atoot ang”, it simply wont fly,” he tweeted.
Putting the onus of punishing the culprits involved in thrashing of the Kashmiri dry fruit seller on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who represents Lucknow constituency in the Lok Sabha, Abdullah asked, “If no one else will step in and deliver justice can we expect you to punish those guilty of this assault?”
“Jenab@rajnathsingh Sahib. You represent this constituency in the Lok Sabha, this is the constituency where Vajpayee Sb was elected from & went on to be PM. If no one else will step in & deliver justice can we expect you to punish those guilty of this assault?” he tweeted.