Srinagar: Reacting sharply to the elevation of the “pro-rapist” MLA Rajiv Jasrotia, who was a part of the pro-rapist rally in Kathua, into the state Cabinet, the Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairperson Muhammad Yaseen Khan said that his forums would boycott events where ever Jasrotia is invited as a guest.
Rajiv Jasrotia was sworn in as the Forest Minister of the state, a portfolio held by the ousted minister Chowdhary Lal Singh.
Khan, who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation said it was unfortunate that to be in power the ruling PDP was rubbing shoulders with pro-rapist faces, who want release of gangsters involved in gang-rape and murdered an eight year old girl.
“This is not the issue of politics or religion but humanity. When even New Delhi based media which is otherwise seen anti-Kashmir has taken stand against elevation of the pro-rapists as ministers, how can people of the home state tolerate elevation of pro-rapist lobby,” Khan said.
Stating that his forums prefer humanity over business, Khan said the KEA and KTMF would be boycotting all the events where “pro-rapist” politicians are invited.
Previously also Khan said the KEA and KTMF had distanced themselves from functions where the then “pro-rapist” ministers Lal Singh and Chandra Prakash Ganga were present.
Meanwhile taking a dig at Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta’s remarks that Kathua rape and murder was a small incident, Yasin Khan said “The RSS man’s remarks have insulted humanity.”