Lethpora attack: Boycott Kashmiris’,says Meghalaya Governor

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Srinagar

The Governor of Meghalaya, Tathagata Roy, on Tuesday, appealed people to “boycott everything Kashmiri” including the Amarnath Yatra and purchasing products from the state, days after Lethpora attack in which more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

Tathagata Roy

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Roy wrote: “An appeal from a retired colonel of the Indian Army: Don’t visit Kashmir,don’t go to Amarnath for the next 2 years. Don’t buy articles from Kashmir emporia or Kashmiri tradesman who come every winter. Boycott everything Kashmiri. I am inclined to agree.”

“The Pakistan Army (who are handling the Kashmiri separatists) was among their own in East Pakistan in 1971. They slaughtered and raped right and left. And they would have kept EP but for the whacking from India.I am not suggesting that we go that far. But at least some distance?” he tweeted.

The attack on CRPF convoy last Thursday in Lethpora area of Pulwama has triggered outrage across the country.

Responding to Roy’s tweet, Former Jammu and Kashmir chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti wrote on Twitter, “Deplorable statement coming from the Governor of Meghalaya. GoI must sack him immediately. If they fail to do so, it means he has their tacit approval and are using it as an election ploy to polarise the situation.”

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