President Awami Ittihaad Party and MLA Langate Engineer Rasheed has condemned BJP for bringing resolution in the assembly seeking death penalty for cow slaughters and asked PDP and Peoples Conference to end their already exposed unholy alliance with BJP.
In a statement, Rasheed warned BJP to restrain from spreading communal hatred in the state. "Kashmiris Muslims have never been communal and will never interfere in religious affairs of the followers of other religions, but it is BJP who despite being in power in centre, talks communal, objectionable, unnatural and irresponsible lamguage," Rasheed said. "BJP forgets that nobody can thrust his dictation on followers of any community pertaining to religious affairs.
How could slaughtering a cow amount to hurting sentiments of Hindus, if cow like other bovine animals is a pet animal". He said that if BJP and its allies have such respect for the cows and other bovine animals they should not wear shoes or use any leather products.
Rasheed asked BJP to restrain from hurting sentiments of Muslims in and outside assembly. "If BJP is so keen about giving death penalty to cow slaughters then as humans they should have highest respect for human rights and human lives. BJP must start a campaign to hang all those state actors in uniform who slaughtered hundreds of Kashmiris from Pathribal to Machil and elsewhere and also committed heinous crimes in every nook and corner of state in the name of so called national interest," Rasheed said.
"Let BJP explain that if it is cow slaughtering that hurts them more than Kashmiris getting slaughtered? Do they have more respect towards rights of humans irrespective of cast, creed and religion as compared to pet animals?
Rasheed said it was hypocritic on the part of BJP that while they eat meat of many other animals they care only about cows.
"Before seeking death penalty for cow slaughtering, BJP must withdraw from the coalition as its government failed to save life of three year old Burhan." MLA Langate said.
He asked PDP and Sajad Lone to respect sentiments of their voters and restrain them from becoming proxies and collaborators of fascist Hindu radicals who have now expanded their anti Muslim agenda and are directly hurting sentiments of Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir.