India is becoming Hindutiva, Pakistan enacting laws for protecting minorities: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said at a time Pakistan was making laws to safeguard temples in the country, the Indian Muslims were feeling insecure given the Hindutva politics dominating India’s secular fabric.

Talking to reporters at Harnipora Shehlal in Handwara, Mehbooba said that the atmosphere in India was becoming more of Hindutva state and all the political parties were  trying to fetch votes on the name Hindutva politics.

“This kind of politics has a direct bearing in the Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir. Everyday there is politics about constructing Ram temple, renaming towns with muslim names and other related incidents that worries the Muslims across especially in Kashmir,” she said.

Mehbooba said that after these anti-Muslim and anti-minority tactics the Muslims especially in Kashmir are accused of radicalization which actually is not a case at all.

“India was created in the name of secularism while Pakistan was created in the name of religion. But today the opposite is happening. Pakistan is framing new laws to protect the holy places of minorities, while in India the Muslims are feeling threatened by the divisive Hindutva politics,” she said. (KNS)


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