In occupied Kashmir, member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, entered into a heated exchange of words with the BJP legislators when he shouted that he was not an Indian.
According to media sources, “I am not an Indian,” Engineer Rasheed reiterated while referring to BJP legislators. “We demand our right to self-determination”. This infuriated the BJP legislators who shouted back saying that they will hang Rasheed in the street.
Engineer Rasheed replied, “You can’t hang me, but we have the ability to do what we did to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. You will not find even graves for the burial here”.
He said that Kashmir was a dispute territory and the right to self-determination was the right of the Kashmiri people.
The brawl was triggered by the verses, Na Samjogay tou mit jaogya hindutsaan walou, tumhari dastaan b na rahegi dastaanoun mein (if you would not understand Indians, you will efface.. your story will not remain even in the tales), recited by pro-India National Conference leader, Muhammad Shafi Uri. The lines were objected to by the BJP legislators as it were apparently taken as warning to the Indian Muslims who were currently suffering due to the Hindutva onslaught. The house was adjourned when the verbal brawl turned uncontrollable.
During the second sitting, Engineer Rasheed confronted the BJP legislators again. “Where are you going to hang me? I am not afraid of being killed,” he shouted.