Srinagar: The Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) chief Rasheed Tuesday slammed the politicians, saying they should give-up “hypocrisy” before paying tributes to Gandhi.
“Those paying tributes to Gandhi are just playing with the words and have no more interest in Gandhi’s ideology of non-violence,” Rasheed said in a statement. “Violence has become the epicenter of Indian politics.”
Rasheed takes a dig at Modi saying “he should answer before paying tributes to Gandhi as why the forces have been given free hand to kill Kashmiris”.
“Not only Gandhi’s Gujrat has changed,” Rasheed said, “but the majority viewpoint is being threshed upon all the minorities and this mind-set has turned entire India into a place where everyone is fighting for protecting his honour, dignity and fundamental rights.”
The AIP chief said that Dalits are being compared with dogs and Muslims being threatened and asked to migrate to Pakistan, “definitely might be paining Gandhi’s soul”.
Not only Modi, Rasheed said, but the Nehru family too wants power at all costs forgetting that Mahatma Gandhi did not got any post for himself despite being the icon of India’s freedom struggle against Britishers.
It is high time for the people to introspect, Rasheed said, and analyse to find how India could return to great values of tolerance, inclusiveness and brotherhood.