Amid the effort of Central and J&K state government to bring back normalcy in violence-torn Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swami said that the Mehbooba Mufti government should be “dismissed” and President’s rule be imposed in the state.
The senior BJP leader also alleged that the PDP-BJP coalition experiment has “failed” while adding that military might was necessary to quell the protests.
In an interaction during India Today Mind Rocks Summit, Swami said: “Initially we, the BJP government thought that since we won Jammu and Ladakh and the PDP won Kashmir, we should experiment. But many people, including I, believe that the experiment has failed… (The Mehbooba Mufti govenment should) not just resign, this government should be dismissed.”
In the TV channel’s debate, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi was the other panelists where they were taking part in a session called ‘The Patriot Act’.
Amid the debate that turned into a noisy arguments, Swamy branded Owaisi an “anti-national”, triggering loud cheers from the crowd, overwhelmingly consisting of youth waving mini tricolours. The organisers distributed the flags among the students just before the beginning of the session at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
“If we go by modern science, the ancestors of Indian Muslims were Hindus. If a Muslim is not ready to admit it, then he may be a patriot, but he will be an anti-national… Owaisi is rashtra-birodhi (anti-national),” Swamy said.
Massive protest had erupted on Saturday after a pellet-ridden body of a youth was found in Srinagar on Friday, taking the death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir to 81. Around 40 people were injured in the clashes in different areas of the Valley on Friday.