Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday (29 October) stated that Jammu and Kashmir was peaceful when it was under the rule of a Hindu King.
Addressing the Sikh Samagam of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Yogi said that the Hindu and Sikh communities had a downfall after the Hindu rule was gone.
He was replying to a query on the silence of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on the death of Sepoy Rajendra Singh, an army man who died from stone pelting by radical elements. He accused the Valley’s politicians of portraying the soldier killing as a mistake, as reported by Zee News.
“Jab tak Kashmir mein Hindu raja tha Hindu aur Sikh surakshit the. Jab Hindu raja ka patan hua, Hinduon ka bhi patan hona shuru hogaya . Aaj wahan ki sthiti kya hai? Koi apne ko surakshit bol sakta hai? Nahi. Humein itihas se seekhna chahiye. (Till there was a Hindu ruler in Kashmir, both Hindus and Sikhs were safe. When the Hindu ruler was gone, Hindus also witnessed a downfall. What is the current situation there? Can people say that they are safe? No. We should learn from the history)”, the Uttar Pradesh CM said.
This statement comes after after Union minister Jitendra Singh had claimed that politicians in Jammu and Kashmir were under the thumb of Muslims. The BJP leader said, “mainstream Kashmiri politicians cannot go to the toilet with the permission of the Hurriyat Conference”.
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