Farooq Abdullah Slams BJP Leader Who Threatened Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, Asks How Many Pieces Will You Cut India Into?
Jammu, Nov 18: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for threatening Muslims in Uttar Pradesh asking how many more pieces will the BJP cut India into. “You have made one Pakistan, how many Pakistans will you make, how many pieces will you cut India into?” asked Farooq Abdullah while addressing a gathering in Jammu.
Farooq Abdullah‘s remarks came a few days after a BJP leader Ranjeet Kumar Srivastava warned Muslims that if they do not vote for the party, they will distance themselves from the party and will then have to “face difficulties”.
“This is not the Samajwadi Party’s government. You can’t get your work done just by going to a DM or SP. You may face some other difficulties as well. Today, you don’t have an advocate in the BJP party,” Ranjeet Kumar Srivastava said. Srivastava was campaigning for his wife ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Civic Elections 2017.
“Inke leader bayaan dete hain UP main aur Musalmaano ko dhamki dete hain ki khabardaar agar tumne hamein vote nahi diya toh hum tumko dikha denge…ye Hindustan sabka hai, wo Hindu, Musalmaan ho, Sikh ho ya Isaayi ho. Usko haq hai wo kisko vote dena chahta hai ya kisko nahi dena chahta. Yaad rakhna ek Pakistan toh bnaa liya, aur kitne tukde karoge Hindustan ke? (BJP leaders give speeches and threaten Muslims that if you don’t vote for us (BJP), we’ll show you…this India is for every Indian Hindu, Muslim, Christian. Remember, you have made a Pakistan from India, how many more Pakistans will you make? How many more pieces will you cut India into?)” Abdullah said.
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Referring to his earlier remark that ‘PoK belongs to Pakistan‘, Abdullah said, “Yes, I say it (PoK) belongs to them (Pakistan). Are they (Pakistan) wearing bangles? They also have atom bombs! Do you want us to be killed by them? You are sitting in palaces; think about the poor people living in border areas, who are bombed daily.”
After making his PoK remarks, the former CM of Jammu and Kashmir made another controversial remark saying Pakistan was “not weak and not wearing bangles to allow India to take that part of Jammu and Kashmir under its occupation”, adding that it has been 70 years but India couldn’t get PoK. (Also read: Farooq Abdullah Calls For Third Party Intervention to Solve Kashmir Issue, Sparks Political Row)
“Today, they (India) claim it is our part. So take it (PoK), we are also saying please take it (from Pakistan). We will also see. They (Pakistan) are not weak and are not wearing bangles. They too have the atom bomb. Before we think about war, we should think how we will live as humans,” Abdullah said.