‘….then during the merger of J&K with India, the decision of the Muslims would have been different’: Omar Abdullah Pi News

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) Vice President Omar Abdullah has said that Muslims are being harassed in the country. Sometimes in the name of loudspeakers on mosques, sometimes in the name of banning Halal meat and sometimes in the name of bulldozers. He said that at the time of the merger of Jammu and Kashmir with India, if Muslims had known that one religion was given more importance here, then their decision might have been different.

Omar Abdullah said that loudspeakers are not being allowed in mosques, while it is being used in other places. Now it is being said that Halal meat should not be sold. He said, “You don’t like what we (Muslims) do. Why should Halal meat not be sold? Are you tired of our food? There is an objection to the way we dress (hijab).”

He alleged that there is power cut in Jammu and Kashmir during Sehri and Iftar in the month of Ramzan. He said that it is playing with the sentiments of Muslims. If you do not want to play with their feelings, then electricity should be given during Sehri and Iftar.

Omar Abdullah said that when bulldozers are run on Muslim homes, television channel anchors say that if there will be a shortage of bulldozers in India, then bulldozers will have to be imported or made in India itself. He said that when the anchor of a television channel climbs on the bulldozer and tells the driver that only the roof of the house has been demolished, the wall is standing, how would the Muslims feel? He talked about the feelings of Muslims.

During this time, Omar raised the question on the merger of Jammu and Kashmir with India. He said that this is not the India with which Jammu and Kashmir merged. In the India with which the agreement was made, every religion was seen as equal. He said that if it had been said at that time that one religion would be given more importance than another, then perhaps the decision of Muslims would have been different.

Senior BJP leader and minister in Bihar government Shahnawaz Hussain has denied these allegations of Omar Abdullah. He said that the kind of statement Omar Abdullah is making about India is unfortunate. The good atmosphere that is in the country today, the country is living together, it is wonderful. He said that there cannot be a better country for minorities in the whole world than India.