Separatists condemn VHP’s threat
A day after Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) threatened "economic blockade" to Kashmir region if the Jammu and Kashmir Speaker allows discussion on anti-beef ban bill" in the Legislative Assembly, separatist leadership have criticized the threat.
Democratic Freedom Party chairman and Hurriyat Conference (G) senior leader Shabir Ahmad Shah has termed the threaten as 'foolishness'.
"If they (VHP) think they will make us succumb to their non-sense threats, they are living in fool's paradise. This is sheer madness on their part."
"If they talk of blocking the supply, it makes no difference to us."
Shah said, "In 1862, the then Maharaja, in order to please a particular section of society, banned beef and since then some dynastic rulers didn't even try to revoke the law just to be on chair and appease their masters in Delhi."
National Front chairman and senior Hurriyat leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan dared VHP to go ahead with its plan.
"Don't threat a nation which has time and again proved its steadfastness against imperialistic and communal forces," Nayeem Ahmad Khan said in a statement during his continuous house detention.
"We have been and will continue to slaughter cows and other bovine animals, let VHP and other fascist parties do whatever they can," Nayeem Ahmad Khan said.
Chairman Salvation Movement Zaffer Akbar Bhat led a protest rally against banning of sale and consumption of beef in Rambagh area. Activists of Salvation Movement participated and said they will defy such the ban.
JKLF (R ) patron Barrister Majid Trumboo said people won't succumb to any pressure and no power on earth can deter us from pursuing the norms regarding forbidden and permitted food items laid by Islam.