Jammu : Former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday sparked a controversy by stating that the “communal” political parties are not less than ISIS because they both have killed people in the name of religion and communalism.
“The ‘communal parties,’ those who are making people fight with each other, creating wedge between Hindus & Muslims, and indulge in lynching & killing of people in the name of religion, can be compared with ISIS and any such outfit because they both have killed people in the name of religion,” Mehbooba told mediapersons here, on the sidelines of a party workers meet at the PDP headquarters.
Reacting to Salman Khurshid’s book, the PDP chief said, “I think it’s not about Hindutva or Hinduism, the real Sanatan Dharam doesn’t teach communalism. It’s RSS, Jansangh and BJP, who are communalising the situation by making people fight all over the country.
Mehbooba said that they (BJP/RSS) have hijacked Hinduism/Hindutva in the name of their parties because they feel that Hinduism/Hindutva are RSS/BJP, but that is not true.
“As there is a saying “Vasudev Kutumbkam”, which means the whole world is a family and Hinduism/Hindutva teaches us that, but the lesson BJP/RSS wants to teach, that is neither Hinduism nor Hindutva,” added the former Chief Minister.