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Irfan Naqib slams Meghalaya Governor’s racist remarks on Kashmir

Condemns continuous attacks on Kashmiris outside state


KNS

Srinagar, Feb 21 (KNS): While hitting out at Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy over his racist statement asking people to “boycott everything Kashmiri”, District Congress Committee (DCC), Srinagar President Irfan Naqib today said, in the BJP rule, even constitutional heads like governors are behaving like RSS-activists.
In a statement issued to KNS, Irfan Naqib said in a democratic country like India such statements from a head of the state are utterly irresponsible and unexpected. “Mr Roy must remember that Kashmir is an integral part of India and such bigotry is not acceptable in a democratic setup. Mr Roy is an RSS pracharak who is known for his hate-mongering even while holding the constitutional post.”
He also strongly condemned the continuing attacks on Kashmiri students, trades and others in various parts of the country by communal elements. “It is outrageous and very unfortunate that this sort of anti-Kashmiri hate campaign has been unleased across the country by the communal forces. It is unfortunate that Kashmir students are being hounded and humiliated in various educational institutions of the country,” the Congress leader rued.
“Young Kashmiri boys and girls want to study and a better life. They don’t want to be humiliated. But looking at the agenda of the BJP at the national level, we have seen what they have done, what they want. They are keen to destroy the fabric of plurality, the fabric of secular ethos, the fabric of brotherhood in the country,” he said.
On the terrible terror attack in Pulwama, the Congress leader said, “Everybody in the country has a legitimate right to outrage. But equally, we should be on a self-imposed discipline to neither politicise nor cheapen, divert and digress the debate.”
“People of this country will not forget and forgive BJP which is trying to take political advantage out of the Pulwama terror attack,” he added. (KNS)