My name nowhere in 2013 Kishtwar communal violence: Sajad Kitcloo

KL Report

SRINAGAR

As BJP has been demanding arrest of former MoS Home Sajad Kitcloo for his alleged involvement in 2013 Kishtwar communal violence, Kitcloo on Tuesday said allegations levelled against him are ‘farce and fabricated’

Talking to KNS, NC leader and former Minister of State for Home Kitchloo said, “Frustration of the BJP has compelled it to raise voice against me and allegations being levelled are incorrect.”

Kitchloo was dropped from Omar Abdullah ministry over the allegations in connection with the riots but was re-inducted after an interim report of the Commission in December 2013 exonerated him.

On 9 August 2013 communal clashes broke out after Eid prayers resulting in death of four people, injuries to over 80 people and burning down of a large number of houses and vehicles.

“BJP wants to play the communal card again in the state. As I am only Muslim face in the region, the repeated attacks of BJP against me vindicate that they want to exploit the situation,” Kitchloo claimed.

He claimed that nowhere in the report, his name has been indicted and what BJP is doing at present is ‘utterly shameful’. “Saffron party is trying to fan the communal fires again in the region for the petty political gains. We want to reiterate that no one in the state will be allowed to exploit the sentiments of the innocent people. What BJP is doing is a mere drama to grab headlines but their nefarious designs will never get fulfilled on ground,” Kitchloo said.

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