The Hush Post |Two-minute read| 04:50 PM
BJP MLA Vikram Saini from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district has stated that party workers were very excited over the scrapping of Article 370 because it would now allow them to marry fair Kashmiri girls.
He also said that bachelors in the party were now welcome to go to Kashmir, buy land and get married.
A video clip has gone viral on the social media where the lawmaker from Khatauli was seen addressing the audience at a function on Tuesday. The function was organized to celebrate the revoking of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
“The workers are very excited and those who are bachelors, they can get married there. There is no issue now. Earlier, there were a lot of atrocities on women. If a woman from Kashmir got married to a man from Uttar Pradesh, her citizenship would be revoked. There was different citizenship for Kashmir and India,” Saini said as he addressed the public.
“Muslim workers should celebrate here. Get married there to a fair Kashmiri girl. There should be celebrations. Everyone should celebrate, be it Hindu or Muslim. This is something the entire country should be celebrating,” he added further in his speech.
Later when he was asked about his statement, the MLA said that he said ‘nothing offensive’.
“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 organized the event on Tuesday. Now, Kashmiris have attained freedom,” Saini said while trying to explain himself.
Saini said, “Modiji has fulfilled our dreams. The whole country is celebrating the move.”