JAMMU, Mar 6: Cutting across political affiliations, the MLAs today demanded action against Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) national working president Praveen Togadia for what they called his provocative remarks made in Rajouri.
Several MLAs raised the issue as soon as proceedings of the Legislative Assembly began.
Independent MLA Engineer Rashid said while separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has not been allowed to offer Friday or Eid prayers for last two years, Togadia has made derogatory remarks against a community. He demanded action against the VHP leader including his arrest.
Engineer Rashid said the House should condemn Togadia’s provocative speech.
PDP MLA Javed Mustafa Mir said Togadia has used wrong words, which can’t be tolerated. He added that the Government has failed to take action against Togadia.
Another PDP MLA Zulfikar Choudhary described the VHP leader’s remarks as condemnable and sought action against him.
NC MLA from Poonch Aijaz Jan said peace has been restored in the State after a long time and remarks of Togadia had the potential to vitiate peaceful atmosphere.