Beef Ban: Er Rashid’s Signature Campaign Reaches Srinagar

Muhammad Raafi

SRINAGAR

The signature campaign against beef ban started by MLA Langate, Engineer Rashid reached Srinagar Saturday.

The campaign was kick-started by Rashid on Friday from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

The aim of the signature campaign, he said, would be to mount pressure on the local Muslim MLAs to support the bill.

The campaign is supposed to reach all the districts of the valley.

“On September 20, the campaign will reach Shopian and Pulwama,” he said. On September 21, it will stop in Islamabad and Kulgam; September 22 in Budgam and Ganderbal and September 23 in Bandipore.”

Rashid has also planned to stage a sit-in on October 3, when the state Legislature session will begin in Srinagar.

Rashid lambasted the local MLAs and called them “puppets of BJP and RSS”.

“I want to collect all signatures from every district of the valley and show them to their respective MLAs,” he said. “I hope, then, they will understand what their people want, and will support my bill.”

Rashid said that the response to the campaign is huge.

“We have collected nearly 3000 signatures from Kupwara and so far the response has been enormous in Srinagar as well,” he said.

Rashid added that the campaign will continue after Eid and will move to Pir Panchal districts of the state.

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