Ankur Sharma is the defence lawyer of five accused, including Sanji Ram, Vishal Jangotra, and Deepak Khajuria, in the Kathua gang rape and murder case.
During an interview, Sharma said that Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti is a jihadi. He accused her of propagating Islamo-fascist communal agenda. Here’s what he said:
“Mehbooba Mufti is a jihadi…She gives legal immunity to cow slaughter and bovine smuggling. She refers to them (Gujjars and Bakerwals) as tribals, who are Muslims, and says Section 188 RPC (‘disobedience to order’) will not be invoked against them…She is spearheading an Islamo-fascist communal agenda wherein demographic change is a reality, where people of one religion are occupying land in Jammu province, which is a Hindu-dominated area.”
He further said that he favored Hindu Ekta Manch’s rally for the demand of CBI inquiry while accusing Mufti of favoring one religion over another.
“There is something Islamic about Mehbooba Mufti, there is something Islamic about the identity of the victim. There is nothing Hindu about the Hindu Ekta Manch.”
He went on saying that the chief minister is allowing the Bakerwal community to encroach the state and forest lands:
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“Everybody knows that state land, forest land have been encroached upon only by the Bakerwal community. They are coming from outside and capturing land.”
“They can live in peace and harmony but we will not allow demographic change to happen. But they are being slowly poisoned against the Hindus of Jammu.”
The advocate was also seen making a speech urging the villagers to boycott the Bakerwal and Gujjar communities completely. Here’s a part of the speech:
“We shall take a pledge here and it shall be the agenda of the (Hindu Ekta) Manch also to ensure that we will not sell our land to outsiders. They are working under a plan. So you need to think, and the first thing you shall decide is not to sell your land to them. Secondly, you shall stop all those things which strengthen their community here and improve their financial condition, whether it is trade with them, or purchasing milk from them or selling them fodder. You have to stop all these things as there are conspiracies on against you.”
Watch the video of the speech here:
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