Video of BJP leader’s brother’s remarks against Mehbooba goes viral, Omar seeks FIR

Former J&K minister Lal Singh’s brother Rajinder Singh reportedly used abusive language against Mehbooba during a rally to press for a CBI probe into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.

india Updated: May 21, 2018 18:53 IST
Press Trust of India, Kathua
BJP,Mehbooba Mufti,Omar Abdullah
Former BJP minister Choudhary Lal Singh has been organising rallies demanding CBI probe into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in January.(PTI/File)

A video of BJP leader Lal Singh’s brother using “derogatory” language against Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti during a rally in Kathua has gone viral, with National Conference leader Omar Abdullah demanding that an FIR be registered against the person.

Senior BJP leader and former state minister Lal Singh earlier on Monday led a massive rally from Lakhanpur to Hiranagar in Kathua district to press for a CBI probe into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in January.

The 26-second video clip purportedly shot during the ‘Dogri Swabhiman’ rally shows Choudhary Rajinder Singh, younger brother of Lal Singh, atop a vehicle and using abusive language against Mufti. A group of people on foot can be seen enjoying and clapping in the video as the rally moves.

Omar Abdullah tweeted, “This is absolutely unacceptable language used against @MehboobaMufti & is unequivocally condemned with the request that @JmuKmrPolice file a FIR against this abusive individual.”

First Published: May 21, 2018 18:04 IST