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Farooq hits back: ‘Let Modi voters all jump into sea’

"They say those who do not vote for Modi should go to Pakistan. (I say) Those who vote for Modi should drown in the sea," said Farooq.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Bashaarat Masood | Srinagar | Updated: April 28, 2014 9:43 am

Union minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said Sunday that Kashmir wouldn’t be part of an India that is “communal” and that those who “vote for Modi should jump into the sea”.

“India can’t be communal,” Farooq said addressing a rally in Srinagar’s Khanyar neighbourhood. “If India becomes communal, Kashmir will not remain with India. It will not remain.” The people of Kashmir will not accept communalism at any cost, he said.

Referring to statements by BJP Bihar leader Giriraj Singh and VHP leader Pravin Togadia, Farooq said: “And then they say those who don’t vote for (Narendra) Modi should go to Pakistan. (I say) those who vote for Modi should jump into the sea… Why should we go? This is our home. We are its owners.”

Earlier, NC leader and J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had said that he would prefer going to Pakistan than to stop criticising Modi.

The BJP said India did not need a certificate from Farooq. “Neither the country nor J&K needs a certificate from Farooq Abdullah to become secular. The worry is the corrupt government of Abdullahs,” the BJP said in Delhi.

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    Apr 28, 2014 at 10:27 am
    Let me elaborate on what kind of secularism this man is talking about. This man calls secularism when Hindus were deliberately being thrown out of J&K by the nexus of state machinery and Militants and Congress kept its eyes closed. I've friends from kashmir who tell the tale of horror meted out to them and how they were systematically terrorised to either leave the valley or convert into islam. The w drama was so systematic that kashmiri hindus were being thrown out from government jobs, banks and their other workplaces by frequent visit of terrorists while so called secular governmental machinery kept its eyes closed. They tells us about how they kept watching one hindu family or other fleeing from valley in order to save their lives leaving their properties only to be lates occupied by local muslim poce. who is not aware that kashmir was also, like other places once a hindu majority state and systematically converted into a muslim majority state. Had there been rule of Law and had law not kept is eyes shut, kashmir would not have been in the state it is. Still, better late than never, these pseudo secularist whose secularism is only for one religion and who are not loyal to their mother country, must be checked and taught that India is a state where there is Rule of Law and better yet, uniform for everyone. More, in no less emphatic terms, it must be impressed upon these pseudo secularists that J&K was, is and forevere remain an Integral part of India and anyone who dare challenge it, will do so on his/her own peril. Jai Hind