New Delhi, Nov 30: Thousands of activists of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) in India gave vent to their anger and angst against the ‘anti-national’ statements of former J & K Chief Minister and presently Lok Sabha Member from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah and thespian Rishi Kapoor.
Dr Abdullah has been saying that Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK) belonged to Pakistan and India cannot retrieve its lost territory no matter how many wars she fights with Pakistan. “POK belongs to Pakistan and “this won’t change” no matter how many wars India and Pakistan Fight”, he said.
On another occasion he challenged to unfurl the national tricolour in the Lal Chowk of Srinagar than talking of retrieving the Indian Territory forcibly occupied by Pakistan.
Thespian Rishi Kapoor too supported Farooq Abdullah and endorsed what Farooq Abdullah had said about the PoK. “Jammu & Kashmir is ours, and POK is theirs. This is the only way we can solve our problem”, the actor had said supporting Farooq Abdullah.
Both the statements are in contravention to the unanimous resolution passed by the Parliament of India in 1994 which reiterated that “whole of Jammu and Kashmir is integral part of India and we will ensure that Pakistan vacates every inch of PoK.”
This is the commitment of the Parliament and Farooq Abdullah as its member betrayed this commitment and the trust of the people by giving such “Pro-Pakistan” statements.
Muslim Rashtriya Manch had been championing the cause of Jammu and Kashmir under the campaign called ‘Hum Hindustani – Jammu & Kashmir Hindustan Ka” since 2010, and decided to expose the anti-national attitude of former J & K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah whose National Conference had been ousted from the power in the state.
At Ranchi, MRM activists under the leadership of MRM National Convener Dr Shahid Kahtar, raised slogans denouncing Farooq Abdullah and Rishi Kapoor at Jaipal Singh Stadium and burned their effigies.
MRM Jharkhand State Convener Afsar Qureshi said that both of them committed treason and treachery by giving pro-Pakistan statements. We will not tolerate this.
Dr Shahid Akhtasr said that Farooq Abdullah had shown his true colours by issuing this statement. Such people have no right to stay in the country. MRM condemns them in the strongest words. He said that on 22nd Feb 1994 the Parliament of India had resolved to take back every inch of Pok forcibly occupied by the Pakistanis. The statement of Farooq Abdullah is insult to this unanimous resolution of the Parliament of which he is a member.
The MRM activists shouted slogans against Farooq Abdullah and Rishi Kapoor.
Prominent among those present on the occasion were State Convener Abdul Kuddus Ansari, youth convener Nazish Hasan, Intellectual cell convener Prof Ashafaq, Jiyaul Ansari, Women’s Cell convener Farhana Khatun and Mohd Ezaz and others.
The Delhi unit of MRM organised the protest at as many as 13 places under the leadership of MRM National Convener Mohd Afzal, Delhi Convener Yasir Jilani and others. They shouted slogans against Farooq Abdullah and burned his effigy along with that of actor Rishi Kapoor.
At a program organised at Nagina the effigies of Farooq Abdullah and Rishi Kapoor were burnt under the leadership of National Convener of MRM Youth Cell and Chairman of Mewat Development Authority, Khurshid Rajaka.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion he said that Farooq’s statement was anti-national and demanded that he should be tried for treason. He also said that the vacant seats for PoK in the J & K Assembly should be filled immediately either by election or by nomination.
The program was attended by Rajji Bhadas, Ramjan Rajaka, Harpal Saini, Nandlal Prajapati, Mahavir Saini, Shakeel Ahmad, Sohrab Multhan, Vahab Sarpanch, and others.
Deploring their anti-national statements they demanded that both should seek unconditional apology of the nation and leave the country.
At another program held at Varanasi by MRM Sewa Cell, the MRM activists deplored the statements of Farooq Abdulla and Rishi Kapoor.
Addressing the gathering on this occasion Dr Rajiv Shrivastava National Convener of MRM Sewa Cell, said that Pakistan must vacate the PoK or else face disintegration. He said that people of PoK have become restive and want to throw away the burden of Pakistan’s tyranny. Pakistan will have to give up its claim on PoK or it will be further partitioned in six regions, he said.
The program was attended prominently by Mohd Azaruddin, Purnendu Upadhyay, Abdul Majid Ansari, Nek Muhammad, Abdul Haq, Rijwan Ahmed Mansuri, Dr Ahok Singh, Kashinath Shukla, Samim Ansari, Najma Parveen, Archana Bharatvamshi, Vidya Kushawaha and others.
The program was also held at Dingarpur in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of Shah Alam of Anjuman Farjandane Hind. Hundreds of activists raised slogans and burned the effigies of Farooq Abdullah and Rishi Kapoor.
UP BJP leader Ram Awatar Singla said that the time has come to end the terrorism amd urged the government of India to take stern steps to control people like Farooq Abdullah.