Taking a serious note of the Dadri lynching incident, J&K chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday asked the Centre to take steps for curbing such incidents as they “do not bode well for the country”.
“The government which is ruling the country should take steps to check such incidents. These incidents are highly condemnable and everyone has condemned it,” he told reporters after addressing the PDP workers here.
Sayeed said the BJP led NDA government at the Centre has got the mandate for providing good governance, transparency and inclusive development across the country.
He said at the time of partition, a large number of Muslims stayed back in India and made it their home as they saw their future here.
“According to 2011 Census, there are roughly 17 crore Muslims in India. They chose to make India their nation ... those who went to the other side (Pakistan) went there ... but they (Indian Muslims) contributed to the nation building despite grave provocations,” he said.
Sayeed said India is a composite civilisation of “Ganga, Yamuna and Indus”.
“If we are divided, we cannot progress on the path of inclusive development... if there is a loose end, it has to be tied. (Otherwise), it is not in India’s interest,” he added.