Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that BJP Government should take a lesson from Mishal Malik’s nomination into Pakistan Interim Government.
She said Pakistan was rewarding those who they think are furthering their ideas on Jammu & Kashmir but unfortunately what BJP government does was to punish people who stood by and propagated the Idea of India in Jammu & Kashmir.
“I am not an advocate of Mishal Malik but she is not any terrorist or even a terror accused unlike her husband. But in the BJP we have terror accused people like Sadvhi Pragiya Thakur who openly calls for genocide of Muslims and BJP is rewarding such people,” she said.
“In case of Mihsal, there is something to learn for the BJP RSS regime that Pakistan is rewarding those they think are furthering their ideas on Jammu & Kashmir but unfortunately what our government does is to punish people who stood by and propagated the idea of India in Jammu & Kashmir. Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Sahab being a case in point who the BJP wants to erase from the history. Nothing less can be said about Mufti ( Mohammad Sayeed) sahib who held the idea of India so dear to him,” she said while addressing a press conference.
Pakistan government recently appointed jailed Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik’s wife Mishal Malik as a special advisor to its newly appointed caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar. The move raised eyebrows in India.
Mufti termed the recent statement of Ghulam Nabi Azad on Indian Muslim as highly regrettable and said that it echoes the ideology and narrative of RSS BJP against the Muslims of the Country.
Azad had said that all the Muslims in India were essentially Hindus who had converted to Islam only some time back.
Mufti said that Azad’s remarks were “dangerous and divisive” and that they “resemble the language of the RSS, BJP, and Janasangh”.
She said that such remarks “manifest in the atrocities and violence against Muslims in the country”, as evidenced by the recent incident in Uttar Pradesh where the parents of a Muslim boy who had married a Hindu girl were lynched.
Mufti said that Muslims in India are “unsafe” because of this mind-set. She said that the government is supposed to build houses, but the BJP government is “busy demolishing them selectively, especially those that belong to Muslims”.