Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has said that if India ever became a ‘Hindu Rashtra’, Kashmir will not remain part of that country.
Farooq Abdullah asked the central government to take action against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for saying that India is a ‘Hindu Rashtra’.
“According to the Constitution, India is a secular nation and not a Hindu Rashtra. If he (Bhagwat) says that it is a Hindu Rashtra, then he is speaking against the Constitution of India and the Centre should take action against him,” Farooq Abdullah was quoted as saying by Greater Kashmir.
“If Bhagwat says that India is a Hindu Rashtra, then I want to tell Bhagwat that Kashmir will not remain part of that India. Kashmir was with such India where (the followers of) every religion have equal rights,” he added.
The former J&K Chief Minister was talking to media persons after addressing a youth convention which was organised by Youth National Conference (YNC) at NC headquarters Nawai Subh on Wednesday.
Farooq Abdullah also blasted Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for saying that ‘demonetisation’ and ‘board exams’ will bring to an end the unrest in Kashmir valley.
“If he thinks the demonetisation and the board exams will end the unrest in Kashmir, it is a misconception and the storm will rise again,” Farooq Abdullah said.
“This storm will not die down. Whatever they do, this storm is there and after exams they will see that the storm will rise once again,” he added.