‘Mufti calling Modi messiah of tolerance an insult to plurality’
CPM MLA MY Tarigami has said it’s very unfortunate that Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed refusing to recognise the ground realities of intolerance has given certificate of tolerance and inclusiveness to PM Narendra Modi.Updated: Nov 04, 2015 23:43 IST
CPM MLA MY Tarigami has said it’s very unfortunate that chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed refusing to recognise the ground realities of intolerance has given certificate of tolerance and inclusiveness to PM Narendra Modi.
“It is unreasonable and insulting to all those who value the traditions of plurality and harmony,” said Tarigami in a statement.
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had said the PM Narendra Modi, who is visiting the state on November 7, is neither intolerant nor communal.
Tarigami said the kind of religious tolerance and plurality that Mahatma Gandhi envisioned for India which was most evident in Kashmir in those hard days of trial and turbulence, is under serious attack by the RSS-led Sangh Parivar.
“At a time, intelligentsia is protesting against communal and regional tension perpetuated by the RSS-led ruling coalition, the PDP leadership should have desisted from projecting Modi and his RSS-led government as “messiah” of tolerance and communal harmony,” said Tarigami.
He said the hype being given to PM’s visit and creating a sort of hysteria by calling it historic and something unique is quite absurd.
Tarigami said the ruling PDP-BJP leadership is desperately giving an impression that J&K is getting a huge economic package as a favour. He said the self-respect of the people of J&K is not for sale and any economic package should not be taken as alms which the Centre gives away from its private coffer.
First Published: Nov 04, 2015 23:41 IST