A BJP MLA in an attempt to count the merits of the abrogation of the of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, impacting Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), made a controversial remark saying that party workers could now marry fair women from Kashmir
On Tuesday, speaking at an event in Muzaffarnagar in celebration of the end of special status to J&K, lawmaker Vikram Singh Saini, representing Uttar Pradesh Assembly’s Khatauli constituency, stated that with the government’s decision, BJP workers could now go there, buy plots of land and get married.
In video clip which has gone viral over social media, Saini was heard saying in Hindi that the party workers are very excited and those who are bachelors can now get married there. Earlier, there was lot of atrocities on women. If a woman from Kashmir got married to a man from Uttar Pradesh, her citizenship would be revoked.
The MLA was heard saying that Muslim workers should celebrate. They can get married to fair Kashmiri girls. There should be celebrations. Everyone should celebrate, be it Hindus or Muslims. This is something the entire country should be celebrating, he added
According to news agency IANS report, later, when asked about his misogynistic statement, the lawmaker seemingly unapologetic said that there was nothing wrong in what he said.
Now anyone can get married to a Kashmiri girl without any issue. That is all I said and it is the truth. This is freedom for the people of Kashmir. That is why we organised the event. Now, Kashmiris have attained freedom, IANS quoted Saini saying.