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NC chief Farooq Abdullah disagrees with PDP president Mehbooba Mufti over chanting of bhajans in Jammu and Kashmir’s  schools

NC leader Farooq Abdullah disagrees with PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, who criticised the BJP government in J&K for ordering the chanting of bhajans in schools.

By wasmulhaq 
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Srinagar: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah disagrees with PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, who criticised the BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir for ordering the chanting of bhajans in schools.

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“We rejected the notion of a two-nation state theory. India is both secular and non-communal. I am chanting bhajans. Is it wrong if I chant bhajan? ” Farooq Abdullah said.

He responded, “If a Hindu visits Ajmer Dargah, then will he or she become a Muslim?”

Mehbooba Mufti tweeted a video on Monday (September 19) in which staff at a school in Kashmir were making students recite the famous hymn “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram”, which is known as Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan,” in a classroom.

“Jailing religious scholars, shutting down Jama Masjid, and directing school kids here to sing Hindu hymns exposes the real Hindutva agenda of the GOI in Kashmir,” Mehbooba said in a caption to the video.

BJP lashes out at Mehbooba

The former J&K chief minister, Mehbooba’s, allegations got a sharp reaction from the ruling BJP. For the gain of political mileage, Jammu and Kashmir unit president Ravinder Raina accused Mufti of “poisoning young minds.”

“Mehbooba should avoid playing such a type of politics in the name of religion. She has lost her ground in Kashmir and the people of the Valley rejected her.

 

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