KATHUA: A video of brother of former state minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Choudhary Lal Singh using “abusive” language against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has gone viral on social media platforms.
In the 26-second video clip purportedly shot during the ‘Dogri Swabhiman’ rally, Singh’s younger brother Choudhary Rajinder Singh is seen atop a jeep and calling Mehbooba Mufti a ‘b***h’ while sloganeering. His supporters can be seen enjoying and clapping while holding India’s national flags.
After the video went viral, it evoked angry reactions from politicians, journalists and commentators. National Conference working President Omar Abdullah demanding that an FIR be registered against the BJP MLA’s brother.
This is absolutely unacceptable language used against @MehboobaMufti & is unequivocally condemned with the request that @JmuKmrPolice file a FIR against this abusive individual. https://t.co/kACnyOpeo7
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) May 21, 2018
— javaidmattoo (@javaidmattoo) May 21, 2018
Lal Singh and another senior BJP leader Chander Prakash Ganga was sacked from the state cabinet following their participation in a rally organised by Hindu Ekta Manch in Hiranagar area in January this year in support of Kathua rape-murder accused.
Lal Singh on Sunday led a march in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, seeking CBI probe into Kathua rape and murder case.
Lal Singh walked barefoot for nearly five hours after which his supporters urged him to get into a vehicle as he developed blisters in his feet.
The march was organised to mount pressure on the state government to have the Kathua rape and murder case investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The State Crime Branch has already filed a charge sheet against eight accused in the rape and murder of an 8-year-old in Rasana village of Kathua district.
On the plea of the victim’s father, the Supreme Court has ordered that the trial of this case be held on a daily basis without any adjournment in Pathankot town of neighbouring Punjab.