Hope BJP Govt will learn lessons from Sri Lanka, says Mehbooba

An injured man being carried by Sri Lankan forces as violence escalates in the country. So far, eight deaths have been reported in the unprecedented violence that erupted after supporters of former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa attacked anti-government protesters demanding his ouster. [Photo: Twitter/CMPradeepkumar_]

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday asked the government of India to take lessons from the situation in Sri Lanka.

Addressing a news conference, Mehbooba said that the way communal hatred is being promoted and spread in the country would certainly deteriorate the situation on the ground.

“Such a situation was also being witnessed in Sri Lanka and I hope the BJP government will take lessons from Sri Lanka situation and would stop such happenings on the ground at the earliest,” she said.

About the bulldozing of houses of Muslims, Mehbooba said that the judiciary should have taken suo-moto cognizance in this regard, but it is not coming forward. “I can’t say anything else in this regard but I hope that justice is done,” she said.

Pertinently, Mahinda Rajapaksa, 76, resigned as Sri Lankan Prime Minister on Monday amid unprecedented economic turmoil, hours after his supporters attacked anti-government protesters, prompting authorities to impose a nationwide curfew and deploy Army troops in the capital.

The violence saw arson attacks on the homes of several politicians, including the ancestral home of the Rajapaksas in Hambantota.

Video footage showed the entire house of Rajapaksa and his younger brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Medamulana in Hambantota city was burning.


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