Reacting sharply to BJP MP and Senior Leader Vinay Katiyar’s threats to Indian Muslims, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er. Rasheed has said that such statements are vindication of two nation theory and it is provocation due to communal speeches which make Kashmir issue also more religious than political.
While interacting with various deputations in Srinagar today Er. Rasheed said “Those discrediting Indian Muslims and asking them to prove their loyalty need not to forget the fact that Muslims have contributed more than anyone else in the freedom struggle of India and there were renowned Muslim clerks, scholars and other revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India. The role of Muslims in the 1957 revolt is unforgettable and it would have been quite impossible to take the freedom struggle of India to its logical end without support of Muslims”. Venom which people like Vinay Katiyar spread everyday do again authenticate Jinah’s words that it may take centuries to Indian Muslim to prove their loyalty to Indian state.
Er. Rasheed said “Who doesn’t know it was Sardar Patel and likeminded people who compelled Jinah to seek a separate country for Muslims as otherwise he was a truly secular person. All facts and figures will lead to the conclusion that Jinah against his will was forced to seek creation of Pakistan as he felt that Muslims would always be treated like second class citizens in the United India”. He added that people have a right to know from those crying of Islamic radicalization and suffering with lslamophobia should come out and explain what is Venay Katyar speaking and who is the real brain behind such anti-Muslim provocations. “If Arguments of people like Venay Katyar are to be believed true then what is wrong in seeking merger of J&K with Pakistan. It would be appreciable if Venay Katyar and likeminded people will ask New Delhi to give up its claim on J&K as it is a Muslim dominated state and their place then happens to be only in Pakistan” Er. Rasheed added.
Er. Rasheed appealed PM Narinder Modi and other BJP leaders to tell people of India whether they endorse views of Mr. Katiyar and added that silence of BJP leaders will been Katiyar is speaking every venom with complete approval of Mr. Narinder Modi.