Srinagar: Deputy Grand Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam on Tuesday said that India is moving on the path of intolerance and Muslims of the country should demand a separate country.
Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Islam pointed out that the second largest community of the country is being harassed on various pretexts.
“India is moving on the path of intolerance. Muslims are being harassed on the various pretexts. Sometimes they are being harassed on the pretext of love jihad, sometimes it is cow vigilantism or triple talaq,” he said.
While mentioning that Muslims are the second largest community in India, they should demand a separate country.
“In India, Muslims are the second largest community. Pakistan was formed with a population of 17 crore. I think if the same situation continues for Muslims, they should now demand a separate country,” he said.
Islam stressed that ‘the time has come for them (Muslims) to ask for a separate land’.
While, reacting on the recent murder of two youths in Shopian, Islam stressed that India has to leave Kashmir one day.
“India is an occupier in Kashmir. They can’t fool Kashmiris anymore. They have to leave sooner or later,” he said.
Islam, who is also the Vice chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Personal Board, came down heavily on the PDP-BJP government in the state, accusing them of pushing Kashmiris towards doom and destruction in a ‘planned manner’.