A video of Choudhary Rajinder Singh, brother of ousted Minister Chowdhary Lal Singh, has surfaced in which he can been seen hurling abuses against chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.
In the video, Singh can been seen using derogatory language against Mehbooba in front a reciprocating crowd. Many in the crowd can been seen carrying the tricolour.
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah, in a tweet said that legal action should be taken against Singh.
This is absolutely unacceptable language used against @MehboobaMufti & is unequivocally condemned with the request that @JmuKmrPolice file a FIR against this abusive individual. https://t.co/kACnyOpeo7
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 21, 2018
The triclour was recently used like this in Jammu, in the very first rally organized by the Hindu Ekta Manch in support of the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case. The act was widely condemned.
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While expressing shock over the rally in support of the accused, Mehbooba had said that by raising the tricolour in the rally, they (Hindu Ekta Manch) have ‘desecrated‘ it.
Appalled by the marches & protests in defense of the recently apprehended rapist in Kathua. Also horrified by their use of our national flag in these demonstrations, this is nothing short of desecration. The accused has been arrested & the law will follow its course.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) February 16, 2018
On Monday, Singh had said that calling Dogras criminals and rapists will not be tolerated. The ousted minister said this while linking the arrest of eight accused in the Kathua rape and murder case with ‘honour and dignity of Dogras’.
“We did not protest when they discriminated against us in selection to government jobs, or many other issues,’’ Singh said. “However, we cannot tolerate it if anybody calls Dogras rapists and criminals.” “We have a history. People of Jammu have a history,’’ he said. “Their history is being written in black ink. They kill pilgrims and then shed crocodile tears.”
Recently, the Hindu Ekta Manch sought donations from public to engage counsels on behalf of the accused in seeking CBI inquiry into the case.
“We have to mobilise enough resources so that the best legal team is mobilised to successfully plead the case before the Supreme Court. We appeal to everybody to come forward and donate generously so that a corpus of fund is created to meet the legal expenses,’’ according to a message posted by the outfit on social media.
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