Check Hindu fringe elements: Mehbooba

New Delhi (PTI): PDP President Mehbooba Mufti today demanded that “fringe elements” acting in the name of Hinduism should be checked, drawing comparison with elements of ISIS who misuse Islam.

“In our country tolerance is the strength of the country and if we don’t stop this so-called fringe elements…What is happening in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq… because those are also fringe elements who are misusing the name of Islam.


“So in our country there are fringe elements who are misusing the name of Hinduism and they also compare it with nationalism which is worse,” she said while speaking at the HT Leadership summit here.

Mehbooba, whose party PDP heads a coalition government with BJP in Jammu and Kashmir, said Bihar elections had done a “great job” to the “fringe elements” who misused the name Hinduism comparing it with “nationalism”.

The daughter of state Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed was asked a question how does her party justify when noises including by some Union Ministers of “go to Pakistan”.

She said “the mentality is the is the thought process that counts.” She referred to late Pakistani Prime Minister Z A Bhutto’s quote who had said that India is thriving because of the chaos and noise of democracy.

“…When people are trying to fight a battle with rising prices, don’t get onions, and suddenly some people start dictating as to which meat should one consume? This is not done. This is not acceptable,” she said.

To a question whether it was affecting the PDP-BJP alliance in the state which saw death of a young trucker being killed by such fringe elements, she said “the murderers have been booked and tough action has been taken. This is what counts. Statements can be there but at the end it’s the action that counts.”

As she settled down for the interaction, Mehbooba was asked a question about the possibility of her succeeding her father as Chief Minister, she replied, “I am not comfortable with this question please. I don’t want to think about it. I am working for the people and will continue to do so.”


  1. She is a taqiyya artist trying to divert the real issue. See, how she is trying to ignore the intolerance and radicalism in her own state and community that has been going on for generations!! How else can you explain the genocide of pandiths who are forced out of their native place? She can only fool religious bigots like AS beef mathew, manga and roy, not others!! It’s a disgrace that BJP formed an alliance with these characters. It doesn’t matter which party they belong to, they are all taqiyya artists.

  2. PDP President Mehbooba Mufti today demanded that “fringe elements” acting in the name of Hinduism should be checked, drawing comparison with elements of ISIS who misuse Islam.

    I’m not sure what you meant by “fringe elements”, but no one in a sane mind would ever connect Hinduism to ISIS. So don’t kid yourself trying to make that comparison.

  3. Check Hindu fringe elements: Mehbooba!


  4. Not sure why readers get so hot and spew venom when they dis-agree with the views expressed. Where has thoughtful discussion and dialogue with someone with differing views gone? Our views are not going to be the same but we can with understanding and empathy learn to live productively and peacefully with one another.

  5. Dear readers,

    BJP plans ‘Save Kerala’ campaign amidst minority-majority census debate

    In God’s own country, a debate brewing over changing demography is getting the BJP heady. As part of its strategy to consolidate the Hindu vote in Kerala, the saffron party is planning to start a campaign to highlight ramifications of ‘dwindling’ numbers of the majority community.

    As part of its strategy to wean away the Hindu vote, particularly of the Ezhavas and other backward classes, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes from the LDF, the BJP is also likely to play up the CPM’s opposing the hanging of Yakub Memon, sources said. The BJP views the Aruvikkara assembly by-poll, in which the BJP’s vote share increased five times, as a sign of a major shift in the state’s political landscape. The party resolution said the increasing minority population was threatening the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, the sources said.

    An article in the RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser’ has gone to the extent of asking if the government will give minority status to Hindus given the “exceptional situation” in the state and said “the question still remains that why the ire of Hindus cannot be cashed in by BJP.”

    The CM Ommen chandy is already embroiled in the Solar scam, seizing the opportunity BJP electoral understanding with SNDP(Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam) and NSS(Nair Service Society) will further divide the society which lived together in peace.

    In other hand poll bound West Bengal, threat of polarisation remains at high due to increase in new RSS Shakas to counter feminist.

    Both states need to remain in high vigilant and even witness some communal disturbance, beef ban issue being raised.

    Jai Hind

  6. I could not agree more with you dear R. Albuquerque! – several people leaving a reply on this website just cannot stand others who have views other than theirs!

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