Srinagar, December 01 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Awami Ittehad Party and former member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdul Rasheed has strongly reacted to Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s remarks that Pakistan should become a secular state if it wants good relations with India.

Engineer Rasheed in a statement issued in Srinagar asked General Rawat to do good homework before claiming India is a secular country or before asking Pakistan to follow India’s principles of pseudo secularism.

He reminded General Rawat that it was India’s Karam Chand Mohandas Gandhi, who supported caliphate movement and if now after so many decades Gandhi’s countrymen try to distort history or create negative propaganda about Islam, there can be nothing more unfortunate than that.

Engineer Rasheed reminded Rawat Pakistan has never allowed religious extremism to succeed electoral politics, while in India even respecting cows more than humans does become a core election issue.

He said, “The construction of Ram temple at the place of demolished Babri Masjid has become the focus of upcoming elections. While Congress always used so-called secular card to get votes of Dalits, Muslims and other minorities, BJP and likeminded parties use religion to exploit sentiments of majority Hindu community.”

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