New Delhi : Pro-India politicians on Monday condemned the ink attack by rightwing activists on MLA Engineer Abdul Rashid at Press Club of India in New Delhi.
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah said that the attack on Rashid was unacceptable.
“The climate of intolerance and violence is very worrying,” he tweeted in response to the attack.Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) president and MLA Khansahib Hakim Mohammad Yasin said that such unpleasant incidents were very disturbing. “I condemn the hooliganism by Hindu Sena activists in strongest words and appeal to the government to take stringent action against the miscreants,” Hakim Yasin said in a statement issued to a local news agency.“It is important for people in a vibrant democracy like India to respect views of each other. However, unfortunately over the past few months it seems the intolerance has taken over democracy. Those who try to open their mouth are either killed or attacked,” he said.“In a vibrant democracy like India, we need to have courage to respect dissent and provide space to different points of view,” he added.He also questioned the J&K government’s decision to book the accused of Udhampur truck attack under PSA.“It seems the government is trying to shield the culprits as they are involved in murder and have been booked under PSA. “They should be tried for murder,” the PDF chief demanded.