Jammu and Kashmir Pardesh Congress Committee State General Secretary and Convenor Panchayat Raj Sangathan Shahnawaz Choudhary termed as “intimidating and abusive against Jammu Muslims” the remark of Forest Minister Lal Singh in which he has reportedly asked Jammu Muslims to remember 1947 anti – Muslim massacre.
In a statement issued here, Shahnawaz Choudhary said that the remarks of Singh were “a clear sign of his immoral, unethical character and mental bankruptcy and his party’s real face against Muslims.”
Shahnawaz Choudhary said that “Lal Singh like criminal-minded and freak should have been either in some mental asylum or jail but unfortunately they are enjoying power and absolute impunity these days.” Shahnawaz said that the words uttered by Singh against Jammu Muslims were a manifestation of RSS plans against Muslims of Jammu Kashmir that are being implemented by BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu Kashmir. Shahnawaz said that such is the “height of hooliganism that a minister is directly threatening Jammu Muslims of dire consequences that too without any shame or fear of prosecution.”
Shahnawaz wondered over inaction by the Gandhi Nagar Police Station on the complaint lodged by prominent Gujjars who formed part of delegation that had met the minister in connection with problems of the farmers. They said that any attempt to shield the minister or hush up the matter will have serious ramifications. He demanded resignation of Lal singh and demand Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to suspend such type of Communal & mentally sick ministers who want to disturb tradional brotherhood of the state.