Two Kashmiris thrashed in Lucknow; Owaisi condemns attack

Hyderabad: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi yesterday condemned the attack on two Kashmiris by a group of fringe right-wing group belonging to Lucknow. The video of the incident was uploaded on social media and it has caused nationwide backlash.

The Hyderabad MP alleged that the Sangh Parivar-BJP combine was trying to impose its ideology, while the country is diverse and multi-cultural.

Owaisi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the incident saying he was not serious about checking such attacks. He also pointed out that the incident took place in a State which was represented Home Minister (Rajnath Singh.

“It also shows that the Prime Minister is not serious, whether it is mob lynching, whether it is lynching of Dalits, whether it is now the attack on Kashmiris, the Prime Minister always does lip service. “I am still telling you, if the Prime Minister is very serious, he can put an end to all these things within 10 minutes,” Owaisi claimed.

He further claimed that such videos were being used by enemies and Indians together must condemn the behaviour of the Sangh Parivar and their ideology.  “We have to win over Kashmiris. That will be a great day for India,” he said.

According to media reports, four of the attackers have been arrested by Lucknow police and all the arrested persons are members of the Vishwa Hindu Dal.

Reacting to the incident Omar Abdulla tweeted, “Nothing will do more damage to the idea of India in J&K than videos like these. Keep thrashing Kashmiris like this on the streets at the hands of RSS/Bajrang Dal goons & then try to sell the idea of “atoot ang”, it simply wont fly.”

“Kashmiris are being hounded & punished. The culprits here were clad in saffron kurtas & are from VHD. They have no fear & in fact uploaded the video on SM. GoIs conspicuous silence is actually a political tactic to encourage such elements & communalise the atmosphere until polls,” tweeted Mehbooba Mufti.

NT Bureau