New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah over his statement regarding the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Speaking about implementing NRC in the country, Mehbooba said that the language being used by Shah isn’t right.
On Thursday, Shah had said, “We’ll ensure implementation of NRC in the country. We’ll remove every single infiltrator from the country, except Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs.”
“The language being used by Amit Shah and his men for votes in this election isn’t right. India is a secular country,” Mehbooba said. She further said that Shah should apologise to the entire country because the foundation of the country is laid on secularism. “It’s not only for Hindu, Sikh or Muslim, the country is also for everyone,” said Mehbooba.
Stressing on the fact that J&K had decided to join India keeping in mind its secular culture, Mehbooba made it clear that such hostile statements were a direct attack on the secular culture of the country.
She went on to add that such statements are intended to shake the country’s foundations. Shah was also slammed on Twitter by politicians, filmmakers, and the citizens after he had addressed the gathering on NRC and how it would benefit Indians in a rally in Darjeeling’s Kalimpong.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had also attacked Shah and said that since Pakistan wanted riots to spread in India, it is openly helping Modi to become the prime minister again. “What Pakistan could not achieve in 70 years, their friend Modi has managed to pull off in five years, damaging India’s brotherhood,” Kejriwal had said.
Congress too had lambasted the BJP chief over the same, “The BJP has made it clear that they have no respect for our Constitution and no remorse in dividing our nation on communal lines,” the party’s Twitter account wrote.