Rashid Blasts PDP For Double Standards


Says conduciveness theory should hold for Dussehra too

Srinagar: Drawing parallels between the vanquishing of Ravana-cast as villain between forces of good and evil in Hindu mythology- MLA Langate and president Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) Er Rashid Friday urged chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his cabinet colleagues not to burn effigy of Rawan as first they should stop treating Kashmiris Rawan’s way. 

In a statement issued to press, Rashid also suggested that failing this, the CM and his colleagues  should merge with any of the organisations of Sang Parivar.

Er Rashid added that while mourners of Muharram were being dragged, humiliated and kicked just few metres away from the venue where Mufti and his cabinet colleagues were busy watching the ceremony of burning effigies of Rawan.

“While Mufti or somebody else is at liberty to celebrate Desehra with the minority community, he must explain why the government often hurts the sentiments of majority community one way or the other. If Muslims are being not only debarred from carrying Muharram processions in Srinagar and elsewhere, what moral authority has Mufti and his cabinet colleagues to celebrate Dussehra with Sang Parivar in the heart of the city? 

If administrations’ excuse is that atmosphere is not conducive for Muharram processions, how can it be feasible for Dussehra celebrations in Kashmir?, asked Rashid.

Er Rashid also lashed out at district administration Jammu for allowing the radical forces led by RSS to carry out provoking processions along with arms and chanting highly objectionable slogans. 

He questioned national media for its silence over these provoking and objectionable processions and alleged that Mufti seems to have divorced even his conscience and self respect before the Sang Parivar and he must merge his party with RSS or any other right wing Hindu group. 

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