UP CM trying to polarize JK situation to strengthen vote bank: Er Rasheed
Srinagar: Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) President and MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rashid Sheikh on Tuesday accused UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of trying to polarize situation in J&K to strengthen his vote bank in UP
The Langate lawmaker was reacting over UP Chief Minister’s claim that “Hindus and Sikhs were safe in Kashmir in Maharaja’s rule and afterwards they have been facing threats to their survival.”
Er Rasheed as per a statement issued here said, “While India claims to be largest democracy in the world, it is laughable that Yogi is not only praising an autocratic ruler who committed huge atrocities on Muslims but is distorting the facts.”
“Of course Hindus were not only safe but a dominant community in the entire state only for the reason that Maharaja was from the minority community and had suppressed the voice of 80% Muslims in entire state. Jammu province then used to be a Muslim dominated province and in 1947 with the consent of Maharaja around five lac. Muslims were butchered and lacs were forced to migrate to Pakistan, thus the demography of the Jammu region was changed,” he said.
He said that history has already announced its verdict who is communal and Yogi Adityanath has just lied and lowered his stature by trying to put a reverse blame on Muslims.
Er Rasheed added that Kashmiris Pandits migrated of their own will and not only they but thousands of Muslims families from Chenab valley, Pir Panchal region and Kashmir too migrated from their places after 1989.
“While Kashmiri Pandit families were given not only packages, relief and other huge facilities in the entire India, the Muslim migrants are still begging door to door at various places. No one speaks even a word over the fate of hundreds of families who were forced by security agencies to migrate to other side of LoC in 1989, only because they are Muslims,” he said.
While taking a dig at those crying about sufferings of Kashmiri Pandits, Er Rasheed asked them to explain if pandits are in exile, how they have been managing to participate in the ongoing local body elections.
“It is laughable that they are both migrants and public representatives, thus exposing their designs. The fat is that they don’t want to come Kashmir and loose various perks and privileges. If Pandits believe situation un-conducive for their return how is it conducive for them to participate in ongoing elections,” he said.
Er Rasheed asked Yogi Adityanath to contact Sikhs of ChattiSinghpora and know their views about the massacre that took place there when US President bill Clinton visited India.
He challenged Yogi Adityanath to get even such a single Kashmiri Pandit in support of his claim, who had not left the valley and has been residing here with complete harmony and brotherhood with the majority community.