KEA, KTMF to boycott ‘pro-rapist’ minister Rajiv Jasrotia

KEA, KTMF to boycott ‘pro-rapist’ minister Rajiv Jasrotia
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‘New Dy CM has insulted humanity’

SRINAGAR: Reacting sharply to the elevation of “pro-rapist” MLA Rajiv Jasrotia, who had hosted a pro rapist rally in Kathua, into state Cabinet, the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) chairperson Muhammad Yasin Khan on Tuesday said his forums would boycott events wherever Jasrotia is invited as a guest.
Khan, who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF), in a statement, termed it 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 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 Khan said the KEA and KTMF had distanced themselves from functions where the then BJP ministers Lal Singh and Chandra Prakash Ganga were present.
Yasin Khan also took a dig at deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta for his remarks that Kathua rape and murder was a “small incident”.
“The RSS man’s remarks have insulted humanity,” Khan said.