TONK, RAJASTHAN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned against the targeting of Kashmiris due to the occurrence of the Pulwama terror attack. He addressed the issue for the first time since it happened a week ago in many parts of the country.
“Our fight is for Kashmir, not against Kashmiris. Kashmiris have suffered the most due to terrorism, and the rest of the country must stand in their support” he said, at a rally in Rajasthan’s Tonk.
Since the suicide bomb attack in Jammu and Kashmir, that claimed the lives of over 40 troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force last Thursday. There are reports of attacks and social boycotts of Kashmiris across India. The Supreme Court on Friday asked 10 states to take “prompt action” to prevent these incidents.
From West Bengal to Jammu, there are many reports of Kashmiri students and businessmen being subject to severe atrocities.
Till the Prime Minister’s address today, no leader from the came out in public and expressed their grievances or condemned these issues. However, the party’s allies, the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Shiv Sena, had denounced them.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, asked about an outrageous comment by Meghalaya governor and former BJP leader Tathagata Roy backing the social boycott of Kashmiris, was curt in his response: “I don’t agree with his tweet. Matter ends there.”