Mufti calls Kishore, Togadia's remarks 'venomous', 'against idea for India'

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Budgam
  • Updated: Apr 22, 2014 22:59 IST

Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Tuesday described the recent remarks of BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders as "venomous" and "of ruinous consequences".

"Such utterances have to be viewed more seriously than mere police cases or violation of model code of conduct," said Sayeed in an election rally in central Kashmir's Budgam district.

He was referring to the statements made by BJP leader Griraj Kishore and VHP leader Praveen Togadia, Sayeed said, "The virulent statements are loaded with communal intrigue, which could not only destabilize the country but have the potential of hitting at the very idea of India."

The former Union home minister accused the Sangh Parivar of "playing a dangerous game by stoking the fires of communalism and pitting people against each other for political gains".

He said, "Polarisation of people on religious and ethnic lines could have worse consequences than festering sore of subcontinent's partition, which led to an unending cycle of human misery and destruction."

The PDP leader and former chief minister asked the country's political leadership, across the board, "not to get trapped in the treacherous divisive discourse".

"I am sure the people of the country are emancipated enough to see through the designs of these divisive elements and won't allow them to succeed," he added. Sayeed condemns attack on grassroots workers

Condemning the latest spate of innocent killings at Tral, Sayeed said, "After witnessing a relaxation in security environment for a brief period between 2002 and 2005, unfortunately the people of Kashmir have again got entangled in a vicious circle of death and destruction with the arrival of the NC-Congress coalition regime."

He expressed his deep grief at the loss of innocent lives and conveyed his heartfelt sympathies to their families.

Dubbing the present government as a misfortune for the state, PDP patron said, "People of Jammu and Kashmir seem to have become the victims of the ungoverned rage let loose on them by the present government."

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