Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said our soldiers have died in Jammu and Kashmir and India will be playing a T20 match with Pakistan. Owaisi's statement comes in the backdrop of recent encounters and civilian killings in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Nine of our soldiers died in J-K, and India will be playing T20 match with Pakistan on October 24?," Owaisi asked.
"Our soldiers have died. Will you play T20? Pakistan is playing 20-20 in Kashmir every day with the lives of the people of India," he added.
Owaisi, while talking about the series of targeted civilian killings in Kashmir, said that is it a failure of the BJP-led Centre.
"Poor workers of Bihar are being killed, targeted killing is being done, what is the Intelligence Bureau and (Union Home Minister) Amit Shah doing? This is a failure of the Centre," he said.
A street hawker from Bihar and a labourer from Uttar Pradesh were killed in two back-to-back attacks by terrorists in the Srinagar and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Over the past few days, several civilians have been killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, sparking fear in the Valley.
Owaisi also slammed PM Modi over the rise in fuel rates and alleged the prime minister never speaks on the issue of hike in fuel prices and on China "sitting in Ladakh".
Addressing a gathering in Hyderabad, Owaisi said, "PM Modi never speaks on two things -- rise in petrol and diesel prices and China sitting inside our territory in Ladakh."
"PM is afraid of speaking on China," he alleged.
Petrol and diesel prices reached an all-time high as fuel rates continued to rise by 35 paise/litre across the country for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday. With the latest hike, the petrol price becomes Rs 105.84/litre while diesel will now cost Rs 94.57/litre in Delhi.
(With inputs from ANI)