Congress on Saturday described the Jammu and Kashmir BJP legislator Lal Singh’s threat to media, invoking the murder of Rising Kashmir Editor ShujaatBukhari, as shocking and reprehensible and questioned if the saffron party leaders "have any knowledge of assassination".
"Shocking and reprehensible! BJP J&K MLA, Lal Singh openly threatens journalists to ‘fall in line and draw a line’. He horrifically says that otherwise they will meet the fate of ShujaatBukhari by naming his brother," Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a tweet.
"Do BJP leaders have some special knowledge of the assassination," the Congress leader asked.
The BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP) MLA, who was a Forest Minister in the BJP-PDP (People’s Democratic Party) government in the state, while addressing a press conference on the Kathua rape case on Friday alleged that the journalists in Kashmir created a wrong narrative in the horrific rape case.
"These Kashmiri journalists created a wrong narrative about it (the Kathua rape and murder). Now I tell Kashmiri journalists to draw a line on the journalism you do and how you have to live. IANS