SRINAGAR, Jan 21: Deputy Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation Sheikh Imran was injured when, “two Corporators” assaulted him during Councilor session of SMC today.
Sheikh Imran was injured and was shifted to police hospital where he got some stitches. Police have registered a case and are investigating the matter.
After being discharged from hospital, Imran addressed a press conference alleging that he was attacked by two “RSS and BJP-backed Corporators”.
He said assault on him was pre-planned by the BJP-backed Mayor, Juniad Mattoo, and hoped that police will take appropriate action in the case. “I will not allow them to follow BJP agenda in Kashmir. Kashmiris will never accept their Hindutva politics”, he said.
Imran said that he was attacked by two Corporators. “When I stood up for Question-Answer session, two Corporators attacked me,” he said. Click here to watch video
He said he will continue to uphold the flag of justice and truth. “I will not bow down by such tactics, will continue to speak against corruption, injustice and voiceless,” Imran said adding that he was attacked for speaking against BJP and anti-Hindutva campaigns. He said that he was committed to “kicking out” the BJP from Kashmir.
Imran urged SMC Corporators to resume their work and said law will take its own course. “We will not fight or attack anyone as they did”, he said.
Imran appealed Governor Satya Pal Malik and the Chief Secretary to look into this matter.
“From the first day, I urged the administration to look into the issue of BJP, RSS sponsored Mayor but they turned deaf ear to the issue,” Imran said adding that even SMC Commissioner has become weak also.
He said from past one week, he was continuously trolled by these BJP, RSS people. “In SMC Council, sitting arrangement was made deliberately and randomly by Mayor to attack me, Imran said.
“I am true Muslim, my Corporators and people would not tolerate any attack on our religion by BJP and RSS sponsored people in Kashmir,” he said.
Imran, said that when he entered the hall, Junaid Azim Mattu along with some Corporators were ready to attack him. “When I raised the slogans against corruption, I was attacked,” he said. “When I will get back to the office I will fight again against corruption, injustice and be the voice of people.”
“My God, people and Corporators are with me and no one can stop me and will always raise my voice against RSS and BJP vested politics,” Imran said.